Could We Still Find Happiness after A Nuclear Explosion?
Why We Recommend it
Thought-provoking local play Happily Ever After Nuclear Explosion plunges the audience into the post-nuclear-explosion world through daily objects, video presentation and installation.
A man and a woman from the nuclear contaminated areas emerge on stage. She talks of the preceding catastrophe and the life after it. He opens his mouth but there is no sound—just a severe gag reflex. To evade isolation and social exclusion, they return to their hometown, presumably now a dead city. At the epicentre of the catastrophe, to their surprise, is a vibrant nature where animals live freely and flowers blossom, no more lives destroyed, and everything is bright and beautiful…
In collaboration with dramaturge Dick Wong, Yan Pat To tackles the issue surrounding the traumatic experience of the human world brought by nuclear. Yan is the first ethnic Chinese playwright awarded by the Berlin Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt with his ground-breaking work A Concise History of Future China. Commissioned and produced by the Munich Residenztheater, this production premiered in June 2018 with its German version, and is under the programme of World/Stage.
Please note that this programme contains contents which some audience members may find disturbing as well as scenes with smoking; it is recommended for ages 12 and above. English surtitles are provided for the Cantonese show.