Thai-riffic! The Play
Title: Thai-riffic! (play adapted from the novel by Oliver Phommavanh)
Age group: 7+
Producer: The Theatre Division
Performance Dates: Monkey Baa: 4th-8th July 2017. Seymour Centre: 7-12th August 2017
Albert Lengviriyakul, or Lengy for short, is the son of Thai immigrants who own a restaurant with the cheesy name Thai-riffic! Lengy is starting high school and sees this as his opportunity to transform his image from the kid who lives in a restaurant to a cool and popular Aussie teen. When his teacher sets a group assignment that focuses on another culture it becomes apparent Lengy won’t be able to get away from his past as easily as he’d like.
Through a series of hilarious and heartfelt events involving bulk toilet paper, a purple curry and a trip to the Thai-New Year Sonkram Festival, Lengy sees his Thai background in a new light.
Nominated for a 2018 Awgie (Australian Writers’ Guild) Award in the ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ category.