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Cultural Centre adds extra date for local play

The Macao Cultural Centre (CCM) has decided to add another performance date to the two current ones for local play “Beyond The Horizon”, to be shown on November 14, 15 and now 16, at 20;00 pm.
The Macau Horizon Theatre will be taking Eugene O’Neill’s distinguished play to the CCM stage in what will be the launch performance by the new drama group. Composed of actors that have been collaborating together and shaping the city’s theatre scene for many years, the Macau Horizon Theatre is now debuting with a Cantonese reinterpretation of the North American realism classic. Hong Kong director Chan Chu Hei and movement instructor Julia Mok also contributed with their expertise to the Macau actors’ theatrical endeavour.
The acting ensemble chose the play because they feel it suits our city’s youngsters. In their opinion, Macau adolescents are quite lost. When people ask them what they want to be in the future, they don’t know what to answer, and are only focused on material and money-driven objectives. With “Beyond The Horizon”, the Macau Horizon Theatre hopes to show teenagers that they can reach for their real inner dreams, and that they should try to realise what they need and want in life.
“Beyond The Horizon” is set in a 1920’s seaside farm, in New England, USA, and tells the story of the Mayo brothers. Originally written in 1918, it was first staged in 1920 at the Morosco Theatre in New York. Eugene O’Neill first full-length production soon proved it was worthy of a run at the Broadway, subsequently winning great acclaim and granting the playwright his first Pulitzer for Drama. O'Neill's plays were among the first to introduce into North American drama the techniques of realism, and he was also one of the first playwrights to include dialogues in North American vernacular. Today, O’Neill is widely regarded as one of the USA’s greatest playwrights, and was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936.
“Beyond the Horizon” is presented by the Macao Cultural Centre, with tickets priced at $120. For further enquiries, please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call +853 2840 0555.

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