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Friday, 25 September 2015

Tuesdays With Morrie

So the final show of Gateway Theatre's groundbreaking Pacific Festival is now underway. It's a Cantonese version of the famous story Tuesdays With Morrie. Starring Chan Kwok Pong and Chung King Fai, these actors may be familiar to those who watch Chinese television regularly.

I ended up giving my ticket to my niece, who accompanied my mom to the show. When they got back, my niece reported that my mom cried during the show. What a testament to the show's ability to move and inspire! My mom grew up in the villages of old China and going to a theatre to watch a play is something completely out of her realm. The fact that she could do that here thanks to this Pacific Festival is such a wonderful thing. And the fact that my niece, who speaks even less Cantonese than me, was able to go with her and enjoy the show too thanks to the trusty subtitles provided makes this even more of an achievement. Congratulations Gateway Theatre on a job well done.

The room was packed with people and if you're wanting to catch Tuesdays With Morrie, you have tonight and tomorrow to do so!

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