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The Emperor, his Mon, and a Eunuch by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

A historical storm served up in a new work by distinguished playwright Paul Poon: a thought-provoking commentary on the absurdity of past and present through the mystery behind the execution of Empress Dowager Cixi's favourite eunuch.

Renowned for his achievements in breaking conventional boundaries, playwright Paul Poon crosses the historical border again, this time in a tale based on Qing dynasty (1644-1911) history. Poon walks the audience through the imperial struggle between historical figures including An Dehai, Empress Dowager Cixi, the Tongzhi Emperor and Ding Baozhen, within a framework of realistic story-telling and writing that urges you to look beyond the surface. Joining forces for the first time with resident director Roy Szeto, whose recent works include Le Dieu du carnage and Shed Skin, Poon strikes up an inquisitive dialogue about the paradoxical nature of power, lust and the absurd irony of history.

Event Details
Date: 16-31 March 2013
Time: 2:45pm, 17, 23-24 and 31 March 2013;
7:45pm, 16-17, 20-23 and 26-30 March 2013
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Category: Entertainment
Admission: HK$160; $260 (HK$130; $230 Weekday Specials)
Ticketing: Tickets available at URBTIX (tel: +852 2734 9009) from 24 January 2013
Buy Tickets Online: URBTIX (Urban Ticketing System)
Enquiry: +852 3103 5900
Website: www.hkrep.com/en/events/eng-2012-season6-1/
Organizer: Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

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