Sam, a refugee from the Khmer Rouge genocide, leaves America and returns to his homeland, Cambodia. Committed to finding his roots in his native culture, he unexpectedly falls in love with Bopha, a Cambodian pop-star. The music fuses traditional Cambodian music with Western rock and rap. The opera will be sung in English and Khmer, with surtitles in both languages.
November 28 – December 7, 2008
Chenla Theater, Phnom Penh
Produced in association with John Burt Productions
and Amrita Performing Arts.
បទ Where Elephants Weep