15-17 Nov 2002

the solitaire mystery

The City Hall Theatre

Theatre du Pif staged the first ever theatrical adaptation of a Jostein Gaarder (Sophies World) book with its version of Gaarders magical and inspiring story The Solitaire Mystery.  It tells the story of twelve-year-old Hans and his father on a journey to Greece in search of the boy's mother when a series of unusual incidents occurs: a dwarf gives Hans a magnifying glass; a baker gives him a bun containing a miniature book that tells the story of a sailor shipwrecked on a deserted island; a pack of playing cards seem to have a life of their own; and what of the Joker who looks too deeply and too much?  With the charm, magical qualities and dramatic tension of Gaarder's story and the unique story-telling skills and visual imagery of Theatre du Pif, The Solitaire Mystery comes alive in an exuberant stage production.

In Cantonese and English
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

the solitaire mystery 1
the solitaire mystery 2