‘Kung-Fu Man’ pays tribute to the unsung heroes of theatre

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‘Kung-Fu Man’ pays tribute to the unsung heroes of theatre

Kung-Fu Man

What’s the central premise of your show?

The central premise of our show is to pay our respect to people working backstage, especially the sound creative team, through the setting of our story by manipulating the design of sound elements.

What do you want the audience to take away from your show?

We have been working really hard on certain aspects of our show, such as the martial art scenes and the sound design. We would be greatly appreciated if our audience could enjoy the show through any of these aspects and could feel our passion and love towards spreading traditional Chinese culture in Australia.

If your show was a flavour, what would it be and why?

It would have a tart flavour. It would taste a bit acidic with a little sweet because the audience would be able to tell how much effort the casts have been putting in the show, but it would work really nicely with the story to complete this show.

What’s the strangest thing that’s happened to you on stage?

Trying to combine martial arts with live theatre performance – there has been very few western theatre productions with martial arts involved.

What motivated you to get involved with Melbourne Fringe in the first place?

Melbourne University Chinese Theatre Group has presented Chinese plays each semester for over 25 years, with the audience mainly from the Chinese community. So we are very excited that for the first time, we have an opportunity to present our show and culture to a broader and more international community.

Kung-Fu Man comes to the University of Melbourne’s Guild Theatre from Thursday September 26 to Saturday September 28 (last show is sold out). Grab your tickets via the Fringe website.