Mr. Shi and His Lover

A Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point View Art Association Production
by Wong Teng Chi, Njo Kong Kie
directed by Tam Chi Chun
Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2017 in the Mainspace
Opens Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“Everything is art.
Everything is politics.”

An espionage scandal rocks the political world in this intriguing contemporary opera about the delusion of love. Featuring performers from Toronto and Macau, Mr. Shi and His Lover illuminates the real-life affair of a French diplomat in China who falls in love with a mysterious opera singer. But is she who she says she is? This classic tale is told through music inspired by Chinese opera and vintage pop from both East and West.

Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

“Cheng and Kwan deliver stunningly sung, highly nuanced performances in this contemporary original musical” – NOW Magazine

SummerWorks Performance Festival 2016 Wrap-Up: Outstanding Direction, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble

Approximate running time is 1 hour & 20 minutes, with no intermission.

Photo featuring Jordan Cheng & Derek Kwan.


Cast and Crew

  • Wong Teng Chi & Njo Kong Kie
  • Njo Kong Kie
  • Tam Chi Chun
  • Jordan Cheng & Derek Kwan

sponsored by

  • AIMIA - Mainspace sponsor