The Foundling (棄兒)

Finally, a formal announcement of it here. After months of preparation and production, the play I’ve written is going onstage in less than two weeks. Let’s do this.

The Foundling (棄兒)

February 12 – 14, 2009 at the Fringe Theatre, Central, Hong Kong

The Foundling

The Foundling

Press Release

Japanese actress and student of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, Haruka Ashida, is directing and starring in The Foundling this month in Hong Kong, in collaboration with Hofan Chau, the founder of Burnt Mango Theatre Productions. The play is an original script written by Crystal Koo, a recipient of the 2007 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature for her short story “Benito Salazar’s Last Creation.” The Foundling is a story about a feral child named Wendy and her assimilation into a Hong Kong family, as delivered through the eyes of their domestic helper, Maricel.

Abandoned by her parents and raised by dogs, fourteen-year-old Wendy has been adopted into her uncle’s family. Her canine upbringing makes it difficult for anyone to truly accept her, but it is her inability to comprehend human language which gains their trust. Slowly Wendy uncovers a different kind of abandonment in her new home, a place of secret frustrations, until an event makes her presence in the family become more crucial than ever.

Information

Performed in English.

Venue: Fringe Theatre, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong

Date and Time: 12th – 14th February, 8pm. 14 February, 3pm.

Ticket Price:  $ 180 / $ 150 (Fringe member) / $ 120 (concessionary)

Tickets are now available for HK Ticketing’s box offices located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Fringe Club, AsiaWorld-Expo and The Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus -Bethanie, as well as Tom Lee Music Stores.

Ticket Purchase Hotline: 31 288 288

Internet Booking: The Foundling – HK Ticketing

More information: Burnt Mango Theatre Productions

Cast and Crew

Director : Haruka Ashida
Original Script: Crystal Koo

Actors:
Haruka Ashida as Wendy, the Foundling
Hofan Chau as Maricel, the maid
Joshua Wolper as Frank Ho, the father
Amy Tam as Gladys Ho, the mother
Andrew Huang as Alex Ho, the son

Music Direction: Wong Hin-yan
Voice Direction: Walter Leung
Movement : Hofan Chau
Lighting Design: PC Sei
Stage Manager: Olive Pang

Stage Pictures

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Rehearsal Pictures

Full cast run-through 3

Full cast run-through 2

Full cast run-through 1

Photo Shoot 2

Photo Shoot 1

Work in Progress 2

Work in Progress 1

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20 thoughts on “The Foundling (棄兒)

    • Haha, hey Section 8!!! Thanks for the support!

      Well, we had to come up with the press release because we’re getting it listed in some magazines and hopefully some newspapers. Differs per publication because of the word count, but that’s pretty much the skinny of it.

  1. i salute you! congratz on achieving something this big!i’m proud to have known someone like you. 😀

    keep it up swordie!maybe someday, i’ll find one of your works in broadway or in the movies!

    is there any chance that i can get to see this play somewhere online in the future?or send me a copy of it? o hanapin ko kaya sa mga dvd tiangge sa quiapo *joke!*

  2. oh yesh please!!!i’d like to get a copy.XD everythings fine out here.:D i’m sure its the same with you out there. keep moving forward and conquer em all! 🙂

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