‘Cambodian Rock Band’ If you need a ringmaster for your show, one who will make you smile, gee you along, then turn the temperature controls to ice cold and chill every molecule of your blood, Francis Jue is pretty unbeatable. In David Henry Hwang’s Soft Power, he played “DHH,” a version of the playwright himself. In Cambodian Rock Band, part-play, part-rock concert (which opens Monday night at Signature Theatre, to March 15), he plays Duch, a real-life figure. A math teacher turned—in Prospect’s words—“Pol Pot’s chief executioner,” Duch was one of the Khmer Rouge’s most feared commanders, whose interaction with Chum (Joe Ngo) back in the 1970s forms the dramatic heart of the show. Just wait for Jue as Duch to still want to charm you into laughter, even after he reveals who he is. Lauren Yee’s play is about history, memory, family, and reclamation. In 2008, Chum has come to visit daughter Neary (Courtney Reed) in Phnom Penh, where she is part of an effort to get Duch put on trial for war crimes carried out at the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, which he ran, known as S-21, where an estimated 20,000 people were murdered. (Between 1975 and 1979,… Read full this story
- Natalie Portman Says the Key to Clear Skin Is Either Veganism or Turning 30
- Preggo Natalie Portman Turned Her Baby Belly Into Art for James Blake
- Made Natalie Portman Feel Bad About
- Battle of the Bands: Guitar Hero Live vs Rock Band 4
- Saturday Night Social: Natalie Portman Doesn't Like It Either
- Which Historical Figure Will Natalie Portman Ruin Next?
- Natalie Portman: Feminist Movies Don't Necessarily Have Kickass Women
- Here's What Natalie Portman Looks Like As Jackie Kennedy
- Natalie Portman's Séance Movie
- Natalie Portman Wants You to Stop Asking Her About the Middle East
‘Cambodian Rock Band’ Makes Music From Khmer Rouge Horrors, and Hero Worship in ‘All the Natalie Portmans’ have 313 words, post on www.thedailybeast.com at February 25, 2020. This is cached page on USA Posts. If you want remove this page, please contact us.