Buried Child

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 15.07.2017 - 23.07.2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning and OBIE-winning Best Play
A long-buried mystery long pulls everyone into the vortex of guilt
Will light dawn upon this family again?

A baby dies young in an American peasant family, where three generations gather under one roof.  Only grandfather Dodge knows where he was buried. When his grandson Vince and his girlfriend Shelly arrive, this “buried secret” is discovered, layer upon layer, as the vortex of guilt spares no one. Can the family rid itself of darkness and embrace the light?

Pioneering American playwright Sam Shepard’s Buried Child won him the 1978 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and Best Play at the 1979 OBIE Awards. In 1996, a new Broadway production received multiple Tony nominations. This Hong Kong premiere is translated by Artistic Director Anthony Chan and directed by international artist Travis Preston, Dean of the CalArts School of Theater. Working within the frame of a realistic story but adopting surrealist and symbolist approaches, a distinguished cast of veteran company members bring this classic to the stage, striking at the core of the audience’s soul.

“An American gothic masterwork. It is to the American theatre what Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming is to the British stage, the classic domestic drama”    New York Times
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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 7:45pm 15 – 16, 18 – 22.7.2017
    2:45pm 16#, 22 – 23.7.2017
  • $300, $250, $180 ($280*, $230*, $170*)
  • #With post-performance talk
    *Weekday and Sunday Evening Special
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • The programme contains smoking scene and strong language
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

Other Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

10% discount for
  • Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
  • Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Zuni’s Friends
  • Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

10% discount for (Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
  • Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
  • Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max 2 tickets)
  • Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
  • Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
  • FANCL Club Members
  • Staff of Shun Hing Group
  • Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
  • Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
  • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
  • Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
  • Fringe Club Members
Tickets now available at URBTIX
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Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Online Booking: www.urbtix.hk
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The 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Ko Hon Man
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (Tragedy/Drama) – Mercy Wong

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Sam Shepard (US)
Translator Anthony Chan
Director Travis Preston (US)
Set Designer Christopher Barreca (US)
Costume Designer Yoki Lai
Lighting Designer Psyche Chui*
Composor Lam Kwan Fai
Sound Designer Jaycee Kwok
Assistant Director Yau Ting Fai
Assistant Set Designer Ainsley So
Assistant to Director Clement Lee
Assistant to Lighting Designer Ruby Chu
Assistant to Composer Billy Ng
Main Cast Chow Chi Fai
Au Ga Man
Ko Hon Man
Chris Sun
Lau Shau Ching
Mercy Wong
Pichead Amornsomboon
*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art

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