A Number / The Ugly One


A Number

Written by Caryl Churchill, Directed by Yan Pat-to

On&On presents another play by English playwright Caryl Churchill after Far Away. A Number addresses the subject of human cloning, identity, and nature versus nurture. The story, set in the near future, is structured around the conflict between a father (Salter) and his sons (Bernard 1, Bernard 2, and Michael Black) – two of whom are clones of the first.

The Ugly One

Written by Marius von Mayenburg; Directed by Chan Ping-chiu

The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg took the German theatre by storm with its premiere, and soon became a popular play in Europe. It offers a critical viewpoint to look at self-identity. Four performers play eight roles with the same face but different identities, weaving a complicated network of relationships ever appeared in modern living.

Date: 25-26/9/2010

Venue: Cattle Depot Theatre

photo: Felix Chan