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
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.
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
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