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RE/PLAY

AVAILABLE FROM JAN 20 | ONLINE AUDIO PLAY

THE CULTCH’S RE/PLAY: DIGITAL PLAYGROUND AND THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE PRESENT

The Cultch’s RE/PLAY: Digital Playground and Theatre Passe Muraille Present

THE YEAR OF THE CELLO
by Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Music Picnic Co-Production

RE/PLAY Features

“The Cello, relentless, eternal, infinite in its beauty. I want to drown in its sound”

Adapted from the world premiere stage production, this audio work has been created with binaural sound to give a surround listening experience of the play. Wen and her friend Li-An are forever changed by their encounter with the Cellist, whose music unlocks all that was left unspoken. Co-created by Marjorie Chan and Njo Kong Kie, The Year of the Cello is told poetically, alongside cello music culminating in a lament for loves lost, and a Hong Kong that once was.

We recommend listening with high-quality headphones, in a quiet place, or maybe even by the water.

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Showtimes & Dates

Available starting in January 2023

Box office info

1895 Venables St.
604-251-1363
boxoffice@thecultch.com

Mon to Fri: 12–6PM, Sat 12-4
and 1 hour prior to all performances

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Our Cultch Connects program provides free tickets for families, community groups, artists, and others who might not be able to otherwise experience our shows. If you would like to learn more about how to access Cultch Connects tickets, please reach out to outreach@thecultch.com.

Music Program

Prelude, Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor  — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723

Prelude, Cello Suite No. 1 in G major — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723

Sarabande, Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor — Composed by J.S. Bach, for unaccompanied cello, 1717 – 1723

Rain — Composed by Njo Kong Kie for solo cello, 2015 – 2022

The Year of the Cello  — Composed by Njo Kong Kie for solo cello, 2015 – 2022

COMPANY CREDITS

Co-Creators
Marjorie Chan
Njo Kong Kie

Writer & Director
Marjorie Chan

Composer, Sound Designer & Musical Director
Njo Kong Kie

Sound Engineer
Ben Ewing

Dramaturg
Matt McGeachy

Additional Dramaturgy
Indrit Kasapi & Karthy Chin

Accessibility Consultants
Vivian Chong & Jess Watkin

Cast
Rong Fu | Wen
Bryan Holt | The Cellist

RAVE REVIEWS for THE YEAR OF THE CELLO by Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie

“Njo Kong Kie’s compositions are surprising, erratic and visceral, in stark contrast to the sweeping perpetual motion of Bach.”

Intermission Magazine

“Rong Fu’s delivery is steady and relentless, as if the crucial moments must be addressed before they too are lost. There is a dreamy, feverish quality to the monologue.”

Istvan Reviews

Production photography by Dahlia Katz
Photo of Marjorie Chan & Njo Kong Kie by Knowgood Studio
Image Collages by Emily Jung 

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