Discounted Hotpot Centre
by Anthony Kit Chun Lee
Presented by vAct, in partnership with Richmond Cultural Centre
Friday, April 14, 8pm
Saturday, April 15, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, April 16, 2pm
Location: Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond)
Cost: $10 or $25 (pay-what-you-can – choose your own tier, general seating)
Buy tickets here.
“Can I interest you in this authentic Hotpot package?”
DISCOUNTED HOTPOT CENTRE is an immersive culinary experience brought to life by a down-on-her-luck saleswoman struggling to sell her Hotpot cooking package. Featuring live cooking and tantalizing aromas circulating the room, this pertinent production will regale you with uncensored stories of Hong Kongers in Canada.
A one-person comedy cooking show made by Hong Kongers, we investigate the meaning of being a Hong Kong immigrant in this era. The show is about a sales lady struggles to sell her Hk hotpot package, with none of the products actually made in Hong Kong. Through the voice of our sales lady, we offer a space for this collective experience of being in exile and adapting in a new society.
“不倫不類邊爐研究中心” 係一齣以街頭銷售員Hard Sell火鍋套餐為材嘅獨腳喜劇。 創作團隊以打邊爐為主題，講述呢幾年作為移民嘅離散迷思：香港人冇得住係香港仲算唔算香港人？身為居加香港表演藝術家，我哋希望觀眾可以睇到更多關於身處海外嘅港人故事。
Writer & Director: Anthony Kit Chun Lee
Performance: Harmony Yen
Dramaturge: Sena Yurika Çağla
Sound Designer: Joseph Chow
Lighting Designer: Carlie Cheukyiu Yeung
Stage Manager: Agnes Hui
Production Support: Claudia Chan
Technical Director: Christian Ching
Graphic Designer: Britt So
We are grateful for the support from Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, and the City of Richmond.