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The Unthinkable Drama Festival

The Unthinkable Drama Festival


18 March - 03 April 2021

Venue : Academy Studio Theatre

School / Department : School of Drama

Category : Academy Events Language : Drama in Cantonese

The Unthinkable Drama Festival debuts in the School of Drama with three student-directed productions.


Roland Schimmelpfennig’s Der goldene Drache describes the blood and tears of illegal migrant workers in a foreign country. Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life takes us to the post-Cold War era to scrutinize the undercurrents triggered in a capitalist society shrouded in the dark cloud of terror. Zhu Yi’s I Am a Moon spies upon the solitude and interactions of five commonplace city-dwellers. 


Click here for Der goldene Drache synopsis

Click here for Attempts on Her Life synopsis

Click here for I Am a Moon synopsis


Dean Professor Poon Wai-sum points out that in antiquity, people mastered the 24 solar terms through actual life experiences. “Our Festival also has its solar term, namely, the Unthinkable. The more unthinkable things are, the more we need to give them some thoughts. This is the only law we know through long-term practice of creation.” He hopes that the works will bring something unexpected to the audience.


Drama in Cantonese. Productions contain coarse language and violent scenes, suitable for audience aged 12 or above.