Phnom Penh Players will be hosting 2 weekends of theatre: 31 May – 3 June in Phnom Penh and 9 June in Siem Reap.
I Am a Camera, a 1951 Broadway play by John Van Druten adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, has been again adapted for Phnom Penh!
The play takes place in Phnom Penh, from 1969-1970. Weaving humour and poignancy, it tells the story of seven friends: Sally, an American singer and aspiring actress; Chris, an English writer; Kosal, a struggling Cambodian entrepreneur; Linh, a Viet-Cambodian student; Clive, a rich American playboy; and Chanthavy, Sally and Chris’ eccentric Khmer landlady.
Against the backdrop of a vibrant city that is gradually encircled by war, the friends navigate ambition, heartbreak, conflicting loyalties, and the racial tensions that erupt into violence around them.
The production is also a love letter to Cambodia’s golden age, staged in a traditional Khmer house and incorporating careful recreations of late ‘60s design, music, clothing and props.
Proceeds from the play are donated to Sarus, an organization committed to building better relationships between bordering countries with histories of distrust. Their mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of future leaders to build a peaceful and prosperous Asia: http://sarusprogram.org/
TICKETS ON SALE for $10
Phnom Penh PERFORMANCES:
7:30PM Show: Thu, 31 May // Fri, 1 Jun // Sat, 2 June
2:30PM Matinee: Sun, 3 Jun
Venue: St 63 Bassak Restaurant (Street 308)
– Kwest Restaurant, Street 154 (Riverside)
– Box Office, Street 244 (Near St. 240)
– Lot 369 Cafe & Bar, Street 454 (Russian Market)
For groups of 10 or more students, tickets are 40% off. Please reserve in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Silver: Angkor Research and Consulting