Hong Kong Exile is back after a whirlwind trip to Victoria with eatingthegame! We were thrilled to celebrate Milton's birthday by remounting one of our biggest and most ambitious shows. Thank you to HKX Board member Alex Mah for coming to our aid, to HKX pals who ferried over just to see us, and of course, to our dear friend Conor Wylie for being up for yet another adventure.
Here is a great preview Q & A by Hugo Wong from Victoria's Campus Community Radio:
We’re calling it a motivational keynote presentation. There are elements of pitch, [but] it’s hard to describe. I don’t want to give too much away. As a starting point, I would say it’s a keynote presentation about foreign investment and the intersections of business, art, East, and West. And it sounds dry, but it’s a fun time, it’s a big party too.
And his review after seeing the show:
There were moments when Wylie became practically unhinged, and the show went to places that I couldn’t have anticipated. It was ferociously funny and a strong demonstration of Hong Kong Exile’s interdisciplinary skills
Though it does have a satirical bent, it’s best viewed as a piece of performance art rather than social commentary, and by that metric it succeeds beyond any possible expectation.
We'd like to express immense gratitude to Janet Munsil for curating eatingthegame at Uno Fest, and to the rest of the Intrepid Theatre crew: Heather, Sean, Justine, Caitlin, and Ben, for making it all possible. Great to see the incredible work that Intrepid is doing over there, and we hope to be back again soon.
UNO Fest is still on!!! Go check it out, Victoria! http://intrepidtheatre.com/festivals/uno-fest/