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
The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde’s timeless play about two young gentlemen who make up false identities in order to get away from their social obligations (after all, there’s no such thing as ghosting in Victorian England!) comes to Sheung Wan courtesy of the Hong Kong Shadow Players. Sep 15-16, 7:15pm; Sep 16, 3:15pm. Sheung Wan Civic Centre,
345 Queen’s Rd. Central, Sheung Wan.
$120-240 from urbtix.hk