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Bud­dhist Chants in Scent and Light

The Zuni Icosa­he­dron sea­son opener is an ex­per­i­men­tal per­for­mance based on a text that dates back 1,200 years to the Tang Dy­nasty, ar­ranged by Master Kuan Pen in the 20th cen­tury in his book “Cham­ber of Scent and Light.” Through a mix of con­tem­po­rary theater and tra­di­tional Bud­dhist rit­u­als, Zuni’s per­for­mance ex­plores the pu­rifi­ca­tion and calm­ing as­pects of chant­ing, as well as the her­itage of the art of Bud­dhist vo­cal prac­tices with the help of artis­tic di­rec­tors the Ven­er­a­ble Sik Hin-hung of HKU’s Cen­ter for Bud­dhism Stud­ies and the Ven­er­a­ble Sik Tsang-chit, ab­bot of the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Bud­dhist nun­nery. This per­for­mance is in Can­tonese and Pu­tonghua. Sep 22, 8:15pm;

Sep 25, 3pm. Grand Theatre, Cul­tural Cen­tre, 10 Sal­is­bury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, zu­nisea­son.org.hk. $100-1,000 from urbtix.hk. PG Wode­house’s lov­able char­ac­ters, Ber­tie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, come to life on­stage in their new play—and play-within-aplay—”Jeeves and Wooster in Per­fect Non­sense.” There’s a mis­han­dled match­mak­ing, a sil­ver cow creamer gag, and other clas­sic Woos­t­e­rian hi­jinks. Sep 13-25. Drama Theatre, Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Glouces­ter Rd., Wan Chai. $450-650 from hk­tick­et­ing.com. The Tiger Lil­lies Per­form Ham­let

Ham­let gets a rock mu­si­cal up­date as Bri­tish cult band The Tiger Lil­lies team up with Dan­ish con­tem­po­rary theatre troupe Theatre Republique to retell the story of the young, tor­mented Dan­ish king and the rain of blood which en­sues as he comes to terms with who re­ally killed his fa­ther. Bal­anc­ing touches of cabaret, opera and gypsy mu­sic and the mul­ti­me­dia ex­per­tise of Theatre Republique, this stage adap­ta­tion is set to be an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence—at least far more so than Mel Gib­son’s ver­sion. Sep 9-10, 8pm; Sep 11, 3pm. Kwai Ts­ing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd.,

Kwai Fong. $180-420 from urbtix.hk.

The Hunt­ing of the Snark

In Lewis Car­roll’s clas­sic poem The Hunt­ing of the Snark, a band of rov­ing ad­ven­tur­ers sets off to find the epony­mous rare and near-myth­i­cal crea­ture—but when they get to Snark Is­land, they’re not pre­pared for all the fan­tas­ti­cal beasts that lie in wait. Don’t miss this rolling mu­si­cal com­edy as it makes its stop in Hong Kong.

Sep 20-25. Drama Theatre, Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Glouces­ter Rd., Wan Chai. $395-550 from hk­tick­et­ing.com.

2016 Asia In­ter­na­tional Dance Cham­pi­onships Jeeves and Wooster in Per­fect Non­sense

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