Tuesday 14 September, 2010, 7 pm
MEKALA ARTS COMPANY
Improvised musical theatre (lakhaon Ken)
This musical theatre form makes a large space to the improvisation. Its name comes from the musical instrument Ken, used by minority groups living in Stung Treng Province. Ken theatre is recent as it was created in the 1940’s.
Vimolea, daughter of a middle-class person, is kidnapped by a crocodile named Chharavann. The father will give his daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who will be able to save her. Kray Thong decides to rescue her. Meanwhile, the crocodile hold Vimolea in the river. Each time Chharavann leaves, his two first wives attacks the new one. Will Vimolea be rescued from the tormentors’ clutches?