Scriptwriter, Director, Designer & Story:
Mathias Woo


Based on the original novel
by Ray Huang


Zhang Jianwei (Beijing)


Kunqu opera excerpt (Emperor Wanli):
Zhang Hong (Nanjing)


David Yeung, Dick Wong
Carson Chung, Cedric Chan


Guest Performers (Nanjing):
Shi Xiaomei, Zhao Jian
Kong Aiping, Shan Xiaoming


Costume Design:
William Chang


Yu Yat-yiu@PMPS 

History Theatre — 1587, A Year of No Significance
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
17-19/9 (Thu-Sat) 7:45pm
20/9 (Sun) 2:30pm

Presented & Produced by Zuni Icosahedron

Cantonese Grand Theatre version
with newly arranged Kunqu opera excerpt (Emperor Wanli)


The year 1587, the 15th year of Emperor Wanli
Industrial Revolution and Renaissance in the Western world
May seem a year of no significance for the Ming Dynasty
However, the limit for the dynasty had already been reached
It is an adaptation from the novel of the same title by Ray Huang
The script is the closest to the original novel one may find
Six solos from six characters of the Ming Court
Revealing the history of the years under Wanli
Newly arranged Kunqu opera with wusheng excerpts
Interspersed with classic excerpts from The Peony Pavilion
Revealing macro-historical perspective through narrative of small anecdotes
A look at the rise and fall of China of several hundred years
Through a bland year of no significance in Ming Dynasty


Ticket price:
(Fri, Sat & Sun sessions) $480, $280, $190, $140
(Thu session) $432, $252, $171, $126
Full-time students: $100

Tickets NOW available at URBTIX, with various discount schemes.


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