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Image of painting by Lê Thị Lựu (1911 – 1988) La Confidence, 1938

Music is love in search of a word.

~ Sidney Lanier

THE YEAR OF THE CELLO – A play with music

Set in 1920-30s in Hong Kong, this imaginative and poetic work is about the courage to love, the need to lose and also the beauty of cello.

Co-created by Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie
Text & Story by Marjorie Chan
Sound & Composition by Njo Kong Kie

In development with Theatre Passe Muraille and Music Picnic.

Previously workshopped with Cahoots Theatre (under the title Hello Cello, Goodbye Heart), Factory Theatre and the Playwrights Lab at the Banff Centre for the Arts.




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