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Good Fortune

11 May - 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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One event on 11 May 2024 at 8:00 pm



August 2024, Kowloon. The last night of the Hungry Ghost Festival.

Fong, 65, is about to start her second job. She has prepared the family meal and is waiting for her son, Wing, to join her. Wing doesn’t show up: he is still at work repairing watches in a cheap mall. Karen is rich, beautiful, and lonely, and she’s just broken her watch.

This is their story, told in a Hong Kong that can no longer tell the difference between the living and the dead, the rich and the poor, memories and hopes.

‘Fate first, luck second, fengshui third.’ This ancient Chinese saying suggests that however the cards have been stacked in one’s life, effective feng shui gives individuals the opportunity to alter their life course.

One person may seek good luck through feng shui and fortune-telling, but how could anyone tell the fortune of a whole city?  Drawing on his search for answers from divination sticks and palm readings during his 2023 Hong Kong residency, French playwright Nicolas Kerszenbaum connects the fates of the individual and the city and summons the supernatural as guide in this magical realist play.

Post-performance Talk 
A chance to hear the artists talk about their work, which will take place in the auditorium following the performance on May 1.

The running time of the performance is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
In Cantonese, with English surtitles.

Part of the French May Art Festival 2024.

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