The Extinction of Hong Kongers

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It is 2017, 20 years after the UK handed Hong Kong sovereignty over to China. In a long-lasting see-saw battle between Hong Kong’s democrats and communist China, Hong Kong’s local culture is being slowly eroded day by day. Theatre du Poulet re-creates the historical city of Hong Kong in miniature, using puppets made of recycled materials to show you how Hong Kong will be threatened, destroyed, and finally, extinct.

The Extinction of Hong Kongers is performed in English, with some Cantonese and Mandarin.

活在政權交替的香港人,面對著不同的社會局面。

我們被賦予一種新的觀點,迫在眉睫之際,我們需要重新確立自我的身份認同,還是順著歷史的巨輪走下去?

Part of the SummerWorks Presentations programming – offering you a snapshot of contemporary performance in 2018. A vital collection of theatre, dance, music, and live art works from across the country.


Theatre du Poulet Created by Carmen Lee, Chun Shing Roland Au, Santayana Li; Written, Directed and Performed by Chun Shing Roland Au, Santayana Li; Music Composed and Performed by Ross Unger; Lighting Design by Kabeer Garba; Set and Costume Design by Carmen Lee, Chun Shing Roland Au, Santayana Li; Stage Managed by Carmen Lee; Produced by Carmen Lee; Poster Designed by Carmen Lee

photo by Carmen Lee

Toronto Media Arts Centre - Main Gallery
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON

Friday August 10th 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday August 14th 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Wednesday August 15th 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday August 16th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday August 17th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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