Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre
Times and dates:
Thursday 27 July 2023 – 7pm
Friday 28 July 2023 – 8pm
Saturday 29 July 2023 – 7pm
Full Price $35(+BF)
Early birds $25(+BF) 50 tickets only
Tickets available at the door (cash only)
‘Hobart, I love you’ is a Hobart-only play with three captivating love stories performed by six gifted actors from an award-winning multicultural theatre group.
The director and actor, Fini Liu received the Best Direction Nomination’ by Greenroom Australia for ‘Juleo and Romiet’ presented as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022; the ‘Best Work by an Emerging Artist’ in Melbourne Fringe Festival 2022’ for ‘Juleo and Romiet’, and the Anywhere Festival Award Overall in Anywhere Festival 2022 for ‘Last Laugh’.
‘Hobart, I love you’ is a semi-original theatre work, adapted from three classical love stories.
These three love stories will take place in contemporary Hobart, exploring love, freedom, growth and loneliness.
This play invites the audience to experience contemporary Hobart through the lens of multicultural communities.
Story 1: They go through the cycles of seeking, encountering, arguing, reconciling, and separating, repeatedly oscillating between avoiding and confronting, choosing and giving up, desires and realities, ultimately falling into and breaking free from the shackles of human nature.
Actors: Fini Liu and Bihan Zhou
Story 2: They become attracted to each other, like butterflies fluttering freely in a sunlit meadow, their spirits entwined, embracing a love that grants them the freedom to soar to unimaginable heights.
Actors: Yuyang Peng and Sally Chen
Story 3: They sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards – in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats.
Actors: Amy Wang and Hanwen Zhang
It’s cold outside! Come here and get some love!
** This play will be performed in a combination of English and Mandarin. English subtitles will be provided.