20–21 SEP | 8PM // 22 SEP | 3PM, 8PM // 23 SEP | 3PM

Travel with Mum

Hong Kong

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RM128–VIP
RM108–VIP (DCard Member)
RM  98–Normal
RM  88–Normal (DCard Member)

 

Synopsis

Travel with Mum is beautifully told through a masked theater play on the virtues of filial piety accompanied by folksy live music and inspired by the touching story of Wang Yi-Min who spent all his life with his mother in a village in Liaoning, China. The 74-year-old man takes his 99-year-old mother on a journey across China. Starting in Heilongjiang, they set off for Tibet on a 900-day journey that spans over 30,000 kilometers. His mother, who had toiled her entire life for her family, has never traveled out of her rural hometown. The man is determined to fulfill his mum’s wish to see the beauty of the world while she still can. Together, they travel on a rickety tricycle, pedaling through rural villages and fast-paced cities, valleys and over hills. As they ride on, he discovers that staying by his mum’s side is the greatest reward he can give to both of them.

*Performed in Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles.

 

About the Artists

The Nonsensemakers is a prolific, independent professional theater company in Hong Kong. It has produced more than 70 performances since 1990, with many receiving the Hong Kong Drama Award. The troupe persists in creating high-quality works, making theater performances an integral part of people’s lives.

Director/Actor/Lyricist

Chan Man Kong Rensen

Artistic Director of The Nonsensemakers, Rensen Chan is also a drama reviewer at the HK Federation of Drama Societies and the HK Arts Development Council. Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Drama, his performance in The Father and The Picture of Dorian Gray in University got him an Outstanding Actor Award. In 1982, he became a theater practitioner.

His works include My Life as a Fraud, Travel with Mum, The Mad Phoenix, A Good Husband, Anna and Seven (playwright, director, cast, lyricist), Love Letters, Academy of Laughter, The Open Couple, and Popcorn. He was awarded the Best Supporting Actor for Laughing and Forgetting at the 14th Hong Kong Drama Award, and was a three-time nominee for Best Actor for The Father, Popcorn and Academy of LaughterA member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Limited, his lyrical works include The Colourful Galaxy for Lions Clubs Xinjiang Project, musicals Singing Alone, Animal Farm, ScroogeThe Musical, Mulan, Toy Story, and Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He has also worked with pop singers Eason Chan, Rain Li, Yan Ng, Wing Lo, SONIC BAND and CLICK IN BAND. His directorial works include Academy of Laughter, The Quartet, The Proof, Travel with Mum, A Good Husband, The Notebook, Anna and Seven, The Open Couple, and Just For You. His scripts include The Notebook, Anna and Seven and The Story of Island and Boat. He also has a dance performance A Serpent Eating Its Own Tail and he cowrote the novel The Open Couple with Jo Ngai.

Producer/Cast

Ngai Yee Shan Jo

Ngai Yee Shan Jo is the Executive Director of The Nonsensemakers, a freelance theater and cross-media practitioner. She was formerly a TV journalist and is now also a television host and a columnist and is now also a television host and a columnist. Her written works were published in am730, Sky Post, and ETNet. She is also a reviewer at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies.

In 2013, she was specially appointed as a member of The Community Investment and Inclusive Fund under the Hong Kong Labour and Welfare Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government. She graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, after which she received the British Chevening Scholarship, and obtained a Master in International Politics at University of Warwick. She learnt movement from drama workshops conducted by Théâtre du Soleil’s Sebastien Brottet-Michel, Greek dancer Vangelis Legakis, and Commedia Dell’Arte’s Enrico Bonavera, as well as other workshops conducted by artists from England, Singapore and Taiwan. She was a nominee for Best Actress for her role in The Notebook (2013) and Travel with Mum (2014).

Her recent works include My Life as a Fraud, A Good Husband, Anna and Seven, The Open Couple, Love Letters, Theatre Sans Animaux, and Popcorn. In 2013 she did sand art in The Proof. Ngai also translated Punch and Judy, Loot, The Open Couple, Love Letters, Popcorn, and The Quartet by Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. In 2007, she co-wrote a novel The Open Couple with Rensen Chan, which was adapted into a play Anna and Seven.

Reviews

“Travel With Mum is a heartwarming tale of a son’s devotion” –The Straits Times

“This intimate show is irresistibly heartwarming.” –Corrie Tan, The Straits Times

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