THE ATRE REVIEW
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Oct 14, 1973, student uprising, B-Floor Theatre and the students from Thammasat University's Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts journey into the past, scrutinise the present and look to the future in the spirited, moving Typhoon (The Remains).
The production was first staged in September at Thammasat University, one of the places where the main events of the uprising took place. It will be re-staged as part of the Silpa Nana Phan Festival from Saturday to Monday at the Pridi Banomyong Institute.
This is an unusually uplifting creation by B-Floor's Theerawat Mulvilai who, in recent years, has been painting grim portraits of Thailand's political landscape and excavating and bringing to light the darkest chapters in the country's modern history. Typhoon is in no way devoid of his signature acidic humour and grotesque portrayal of reality, but the director has also opened up a space for the political innocence and hopeful sensibility of his younger collaborators.
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