The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat


Director Chan Ping-chiu examines the themes of trauma and recompense with this theatre adaptation of Oliver Sack’s novel The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat. A primary teacher is diagnosed with prosopagnosia and mistakes things and people in his life for something or someone else. In an eccentric world of signs and symbols, the man reconnects with reality by using his senses other than visual perception. A black comedy of witty comments on the bleak world of absurdity.

Date: 27-29/5/2005

Venue: Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre

Playwright and Director: Chan Ping-chiu

photo: Yuen Hon-wai, Mark Chan