Wong Cheuk Ming, who plays the protagonist, CEO Lee (Father), said, “Although I was a part of amateur theatre before joining this programme, I rarely had the chance to perform. As we only had six face-to-face rehearsals for this production due to the pandemic, I was very nervous.” Despite their nervousness with being on stage, the entire cast has enjoyed the experience a lot. "
I notice that I have been happier and more energetic since joining the programme, as I have made many new friends and had a more fruitful life packed with rehearsals," said Olive Chan, who plays the daughter of CEO Lee.
As the old Chinese saying goes, “life is like a drama”. Both Cheuk Ming and Olive find acting contemplative, as it inspires them to understand life more and allows them to think with different perspectives. In addition, during this drama training programme, which has taken place amid the coronavirus situation, they have shown that they can be flexible and adaptable such as using Zoom to rehearse.
Arts’ Options Executive Director Rebecca Po said, “Compared to younger performers, these elderly participants cherish every single chance to rehearse and act more.”