The Defiant Ones: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Stands Witness to History

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The Defiant Ones: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Stands Witness to History

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:34 pm

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What happens when the music stops? What happens when it vanishes, is banned, or even becomes punishable by death? That’s one of the hooks that draws audiences into Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band, by turns a boisterous, solemn, and periodically campy new Off-Broadway production that gets its ya-ya’s out — and lets audiences do the same. It reveals the story of one survivor’s journey through the horror of the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, which began after the U.S. withdrew troops from Cambodia in the spring of 1975 and the country fell to Pol Pot (a.k.a. Brother Number One) and his antithesis-of-merry band of communists.
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Re: The Defiant Ones: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Stands Witness to History

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:47 pm

Backstory: There is a long running thread on this show starting from 2018.
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Re: The Defiant Ones: ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Stands Witness to History

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:28 pm

If your in new york

https://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows- ... -Band.aspx



Hope it makes it over to se asia
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