Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s
Settings Of Play - Bangkok, Thailand; the present.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Written by the late writer/director of many cinematic hits including The English Patient, this play explores British imperialism and the exploitation of indiginous culture focussing on five English tourists in Bangkok.
"The best new English play since Benefactors
. It asks all the right questions while managing also to be a bittersweet comedy about impossible sexual differences." -Punch
"Under a deceptively comic surface, Anthony Minghella's play offers a dark and troubled view of both Eastern and Western values."- London Guardian
"An extremely funny play but also a scathing indictment of our so called civilized society." - Time Out
"Strong, brave, uncomfortable, provocative." - London City Limits
UK Premier: Aldwych Theatre on March 18, 1986. Comissioned and presented by Michael Codron, and directed by Michal Blakemore.
American Premier: Mark Taper Forum on March 13, 1988. Directed by Robert Egan.