The Romeo and Juliet Wars - Work in Progress
Violent delights have Violent ends
Generational conflict is nothing new. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the two families leads to the death of a young couple. If it happens in today's world, would it still end in tragedy? Or would it end in an even more tragic way?
The world today is full of chaos and restlessness with the breakdown of interpersonal relationships and the threat from information explosion. Can the young couple be masters of their destiny, or will they be forced to end in tragedy again? Can they rewrite their fate and change the ending? Will the world welcome the blessing of the youth or strike back ruthlessly?
Different from the original story 400 years ago,we take the archetypal figures of Romeo and Juliet to explore how family, romance and social expectations become the trigger of generational conflict. With the theme of "love, madness and death", it aims to find a way out for "youth" and cheer for "passion". In this workshop, the theatre will be a space for dialogue to discuss why we get lost towards the future from a broader and open-minded perspective.
Co-Directors: David Glass, Olivia Yan
Choreographer, Co-Creation and Curator: Abby Chan
Co-Creation and Curator: To Chi Sing
Devising and Performers: To Chi Sing, Kelvin Lam, Bon Tong, Zoe Chan, Abby Chan, Yiyi Zhao, Denise Kay, CAL
- Performed in Cantonese and English with no subtitles
- Approximately 120 minutes without intermission
- Recommended for ages 12 and above
- The presentation contains coarse language and may have undesirable and disturbing scenes
- The performance will be conducted via Zoom, audience may need to download and install the required software and bear the risk
- Tai Kwun will contact successful registrants for the performance link via email. Please provide valid email address in order to facilitate timely and effective communications. Also, please log in 15 mins prior to the performance starts
- Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements
- The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measure