Enter to win tickets to the Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival

Detention by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio. -
Detention by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio.
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Gateway Theatre is about to pull the curtains back on the inaugural Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival, and The Richmond Review is giving away tickets.

The festival, Aug. 15 to 24, is bringing three Hong Kong productions to Richmond. Produced by Esther Ho, the festival will present two plays in Cantonese with English surtitles. A third is a non-verbal performance that mixes martial arts with clowning.

First up is Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio's Detention on the MainStage Aug. 15 to 17. In this all-ages physical comedy, three boys compete for the affections of their classmate during detention.

Then, on Aug. 20 to 22 in the studio, The Isle by Paul Poon tells the story of one couple's encounter on a remote island where their past and present overlap.

The third and final show, Aug. 22 to 24 on the MainStage, is The Fire of Desire. Five men and five women—all played by the same two actors—explore their frustrations and perspectives on love, marriage and sex in 10 scenes.

The Review is giving away a prize package for each production. Each package includes two tickets to one show, along with a swag bag with sunglasses and an official festival program guide. Prize draws will be made through social media.

To enter on Twitter, follow @richmondreview, watch for a contest tweet—and retweet it.

To enter on Facebook, visit The Richmond Review's page and Like the contest post.

Draw for Detention will be made Wednesday, Aug. 13 at noon. Draws for The Isle and The Fire of Desire will be made Friday, Aug. 15 at noon.

For tickets and more information on the shows, visit Gateway Theatre's festival website.

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