Programme Details

We Are Gay

ABOUT

It was their best of times; it was their worst of times.

When the fresh-faced and irresistibly charming swim coach Sheng (Yau Hawk-sau) walked into the life of young, ambitious lawyer Philip (Lau Chun-him), they found in each other unlikely but steadfast partners. Now they've been asked to look after a flat in one of Hong Kong's most upscale housing developments, and things seem like they couldn't be better—until their neighbour Neil (Cheung Kam-ching), older and more successful, sidles his way into their relationship. Misunderstandings abound, suspicions fester, until a drug-related incident forces the three men to re-examine their values and contend with the temptations of love and lust, loyalty and ambition. Will they lose everything, or will they find their own paths to happiness?

Candace Chong, acclaimed playwright of The Wild Boar (2012 HKAF) and Murder in San José (2009 HKAF), has teamed up with director Tony Wong, winner of Best Director at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, for an extensive research and development process that has included interviews with a diverse cross-section of the local gay community. In this suspenseful tale of conflicting values between two generations of gay men, We Are Gay teases out the mysteries that underpin human relationships and that universal pursuit of happiness.


Commissioned and Produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
This production contains strong language, violent scenes, sex scenes and adult content
Recommended for ages 18 and above

 

PRODUCTION & CAST

Playwright
Candace Chong

Director 
Tony Wong *

Main Cast
Cheung Kam-ching
Yau Hawk-sau
Lau Chun-him

Cast
Poon Chun-ho 
Bon Tong
Henry Chan
Lai Chai-ming #
Li Siu-tung

Choreographer
Allen Lam *

Set Designer
Yuen Hon-wai

Lighting Designer
Billy Chan

Costume Designer
Henry Lau

Music and Sound Designer
Labroe Lee

Production Manager
Bobo Chan


Photo credit

Michael CW Chiu


* With kind permission of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
# With kind permission of Theatre Horizon 

  • YOUNG FRIENDS SPECIAL

    DATE / TIME

    18 / 2 / 2020  20:00

     

    FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

    DATE / TIME

    16, 19 - 20, 23, 25 - 27 / 2 / 2020  20:00

     

    VENUE

    Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall