– SYNOPSIS –
Guided by their patron, renowned actress Peng Phan, the children of the National Action Culture Association orphanage in Phnom Penh work to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society: to perform before the Princess Bopha Devi, a symbol of their culture and heritage. The children have created an original performance that combines royal Cambodian and traditional dances with melodrama and songs that date back to the Khmer Empire. With its epic battles, forest chases, sequences of horror, and tales of heroism, the play parallels the children’s harrowing backstories and mirrors the travails of Cambodia itself as it struggles to leave behind the monstrous legacy of the Khmer Rouge.
Nothing endures like the human spirit.