The Outburst of a Shrew
- ScreenwriterTon Tik-sang
At the Song Emperor’s Spring Festival banquet, the talented Lau Yuk-ngo beats all gents in riddle and is awarded by the Emperor a jade coin. She gives it to her husband Chan Gwai-sheung. So Kam-cho, an unwilling candidate for the Emperor's harem, infiltrates into the palace as a dancer and seeks help from her cousin So Tung-po.
To avenge the insult and the salary-cut caused by Yuk-ngo, Tung-po advises Kam-cho to seduce Gwai-sheung and ask for the jade coin as the gift of engagement.
Back home, the infuriated Yuk-ngo beats Gwai-sheung with the rosewood stick and orders him to kneel and repent by a willowy pond. Tung-po seeks the chance to instigate Gwai-sheung to divorce Yuk-ngo. Yuk-ngo goes to the court for justice, but her uncle Kwai Yuk-shu tries to punish her for being a shrew. However, he himself is ordered to kneel by his wife.
Gwai-sheung and Yuk-shu then go to seek help from the Emperor. The Emperor orders Yuk-ngo to let Gwai-sheung keep Kam-cho as his concubine but she refuses and chooses to take arsenic instead. In her last word, she urges Gwai-sheung to be loyal to Kam-cho. Her words move Gwai-sheung. Fortunately, the Empress has replaced the poison with vinegar. Finally, the couple is reconciled and reunited.
Special announcement (26/01/2021):
The performance of the "The Outbrust of a Shrew" originally scheduled at 7:30PM on January 27 and 28, 2021 will be cancelled due to closure of cultural facilities of LCSD arising from the epidemic situation. The details on the programme change will be announced soon.
Sorry for any inconveniences caused.
Special announcement (06/02/2021):
As the performances were cancelled due to the closure of performance venues, the performance scheduled on 27 & 28 January 2021 cannot arrange re-sheduled performance and refund will be arranged.
Patrons who keep the original intact tickets can use them for the rescheduled performance on the assigned dates.
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