The Father (Le Père)

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 19.10.2017 - 05.11.2017

Molière Award for Best Play
A tug of war between reality and illusion that looks at enduring familial bonds

As her elderly father gradually loses his ability to be independent, Anne moves him in to live with her and her boyfriend, tending to daily necessities. Her father, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease,  vacillates between humorous disposition and state of confusion.  “Reality” gradually dissolves in his mind, creating many problems between parent and child.  Shouldering filial love and her responsibility to family, Anne is under tremendous pressure.  She is forced to make an “appropriate” decision. Her father struggles hard for survival, but will he be able to decide his own fate?

The Father (Le Père) is the work of one of France’s most popular young playwrights, Florian Zeller, and winner of the 2014 Molière Award for Best Play.  Artistic Director Emeritus Fredric Mao plays the father, with a cast including Alice Lau and Pang Hang Ying.  This tragic farce unfolds in all of its fine emotional hues and inner turmoil with such luminaries on the theatre scene.


Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 8pm 19 – 21#, 22, 24 – 28, 31.10.2017, 1 – 4*.11.2017
    3pm 29.10.2017#, 5.11.2017*
  • $400, $350, $300, $200
  • *Additional performances
    # With Post-performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • 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
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  • Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
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The 27th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Outstanding Production
※Best Director – Fung Wai Hang
※Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Fredric Mao
※Best Lighting Design – Yeung Tsz Yan
※Nominee of Best Production
※Nominee of Best Leading Actress (tragedy/Drama) – Pang Hang Ying
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (tragedy/Drama) – Mercy Wong
※Nominee of Best Stage Design – Jonathan Wong
※Nominee of Best Sound Design –  Leung Po Wing
2017 IATC(HK) Critics Awards
※Performer of the Year – Fredric Mao

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Florian Zeller (France)
Translator Sonia Au
Director Fung Wai Hang
Set Designer Wong Yat Kwan*
Costume Designer Charfi Hung
Lighting Designer Yeung Tsz Yan
Music and Sound Designer Leung Po Wing
Guest Leading Cast Fredric Mao
Leading Cast Pang Hang Ying
Ko Hon Man
Alice Lau
Chris Sun
Mercy Wong
*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art

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