VICHET CHUM: WANDERING DURING THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT
While working during his graveyard shift, Guy invites the audience into his dreams and nightmares as he prepares for his first trip to Cambodia in the world premiere of KNYUM.
Encountering his parents stories of sacrifice as survivors of the genocide in Cambodia, Guy attempts to learn Khmer in order to document his parents stories all while working at the Hotel East Houston in New York City.
“KNYUM matters,” Chum says, “it is about us all. Guy asks the following questions the audiences: Where are you from? Where are you going? We fight through life trying to connect these dots-learning how our familial inheritances inform who we’ve become and ultimately, how to use them to forge our own lives.”
KNYUM is a story about connectivity, trust, love, and ultimately, pardon.
Written & Performed by Vichet Chum
Directed by Kyle Schaefer & Emily Ritger
Sunday, October 27th at 7pm, Saturday, November 2nd at 1pm,
Sunday, November 3rd at 4pm, and Friday, November 8th at 7pm.