KNYUM
written and performed by Vichet Chum
directed by Kyle Schaefer and Emily Ritger

afofest.org

Sunday, October 27th at 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd at 1pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 4pm
Friday, November 8th at 7pm

To supplement his meager artistic life, Guy works graveyard shifts at the Hotel East Houston in New York City. Between the hours of 11pm and 7am, the hotel lobby transforms into a theater for Guy’s dreams and nightmares. In this space, he encounters his parents, Ma and Ba and their stories of sacrifice as survivors of the genocide in Cambodia. Meanwhile, he attempts to learn Khmer to document his parents’ stories and more immediately, prepare for his very first trip to Cambodia. The hours drudge on as Guy tries to find relative answers to the questions that plague him the most: Where are you from? Where are you going? With the great pressure of his parent’s histories weighing on his guilt, Guy searches for a bit of pardon to, at the very least, finish his shift.

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