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Q&A with Parnrut ‘Ewe’ Kritchanchai

The director of Nee Keu Sa Than Hang Parb Kang Lang talks about her upcoming show.

What’s it about?
It’s a sentimental comedy inspired by Christopher Durang’s comedic play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike as well as Thai novels like Kang Lang Parb (Behind The Painting) and Ban Sai Thong.

What motivated you to take on Nee Keu Sa
Than Hang Parb Kang Lang (This Is The Place Behind The Frame)?
It’s fun and touching. I want to tell the story of two very different generations in a family, and how they are going to live together and deal with people from different age groups in the same society, without taking sides. Just come to have a laugh and you may end up feeling compassion for them.

Why should people come to see the show?
At the moment, we have a lot of feature films to choose from, but theatre is an alternative art form, not so well-funded or commercial. It’s a completely different kind of acting—fresh and real, right in front of you.

How’s this show different from your previous projects?
I’ve mostly done comedies. Some of them were slapstick, or Thai musical folk drama, but this one is a comedy with a touch of sentimental realism.  

 

 

 

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