Behind the Painting The Musical

October 12, 2008

REVIEW

 

 ‘Behind the Painting  The Musical’

 

( Khang Lang Phap  2008 )

 

Behind the Painting the Musical 2008

 

 Thai novel musical adaptation brings forbidden love to the stage
The Musical Director   
By
 ‘ Thakonkiat Veerawan ‘

 

 KhunBoy - Thakonkiat  Veerawan

 

Behind the Painting (Khang Lang Phap) is a story heavy on romance and melodrama. Surprisingly, it is very effective.

The novel reflects postwar Thai society in the vanity of the aristocracy and the pragmatism of the new elite; in the social more of concealing one’s true feelings; and in the restricted existence of unmarried women and the resulting pressure to marry, whatever the circumstances. Paralleling these Thai cultural themes are the universal themes of the fear of aging and the vagaries of love.
The narration, about political such as the decline of the high class after the adaptation of democracy in 1932 and the change of Siam to Thailand.

Khang Lang Phap was written by Sriburapha, one of the most respected Thai authors who was named the world most outstanding people in year 2005 by UNESCO. This novel was first published in a newspaper since 1937; and had been made into films twice in year 1985 and 2001 with equal success.

 

 This year  most anticipated event for all theatre goers since the success of “Bunlangmek: The Musical” in 2001 is Thakonkiat Veerawan‘s big musical extravaganza “Khang Lang Phap” or “Behind the Painting: The Musical”, adapted from a best selling novel by the same title.

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Present

Behind the Painting the Musical

B e h I n d  t h e  P a I n t I n g   T h e  M u s I c a l

Invite to join with the best story different ages of love 
“Behind the Painting The Musical”
from Nopporn and Keerati dynasty, Perforrmance Producer by Thakonkiat Veerawan , The super star present by Patt Suthasinee and Bie Sukrit.
        Ready to join for a great times with them and touch with happiness and impress from voice of them. Don’t believe until you touch by yourself!!

 

‘Khanglang Pharb’, at the Muang Thai Rachadalai Theatre, 4 th Floor, Esplanade Shopping Center, Ratchadapisek Road.

 

Total round Peformances:

48 Performance
From August 17 to September 28, 2008
8 Performance Additional Rounds
From October 17 to October 26, 2008

Japanese and English subtitles are available in certain shows.

Tickets from 3,000 to 500 baht, are available from http://www.thaiticketmajor.com

 

 Starring  :: 

 

Bie Sukrit Wisejkaew  appeares as Nopphon, a Thai student, studying in Japan who was 22 years old becomes infatuated with the lovely Mom Rachawong Kirati, an older Thai royal woman,who was 35 years old, visiting the country with her husband “Chaokhun“(his father’s friend).

Bie Sukrit
  

Pat Suthasinee Buddinun appeared as Keerati dynasty (Khunying Keerati ),  is a pretty young lady from the royal family in Thailand who despairs about never being married. As she grows older, her frustration increases and she marries “Chaokhun“, an authority politician  who is old enough to be her father. She realises it’s not love, but she devotes herself to him.

Pat Suthasinee

 Pat Suthasinee who well known as the Princess of the Musical in Thailand.

 

The Story ::

Behind the Painting is the story of Nopphon, a Thai student studying in Japan, who becomes infatuated with the lovely Keerati dynasty, an older Thai woman visiting the country with her husband. Their intimacy grows, and by the time the older couple returns to Thailand, Nopphon can barely contain his feelings for her. The novel reflects postwar Thai society in the vanity of the aristocracy and the pragmatism of the new elite; in the social more of concealing one’s true feelings; and in the restricted existence of unmarried women and the resulting pressure to marry, whatever the circumstances. Paralleling these Thai cultural themes are the universal themes of the fear of aging and the vagaries of love.

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 Nopphon, as a young student in Japan, he once met and fell in love with Keerati, the royal woman who was unhappily married to an older man “Chaokhun” (Nopphon’s father’s friend), on the couple’s honeymoon in Japan. He swore eternal love to her, yet she cautions him against it because she is much older than he is and she was married.

Keerati‘s feelings are thrown into conflict when she runs into Nopporn (Bie Sukrit), who is entrusted to take care of her by “Chaokhun” (Kirati’s husband). They both fall in love with each other and while Nopporn is not shy about expressing his feelings,he said he love her and asked her does her love him too. Keerati stays true to her moral compass, she not said that she so love him eventhough she was.

 

 

Before the lovers part, Keerati dynasty gave him a painting of one of the places they visited together in Japan. The two continued to exchange letters after Keerati returns to Thailand.

   Years pass and Keerati’s husband falls ill with tuberculosis and dies, while she stays by his side, exposing herself to the dangerous disease. She is then free, but Nopporn, whose heart has been hurt too much, resigns himself to a life without love and marries another lady. Keerati loses her will to live and as her condition deteriorates, her thoughts turn to Nopporn who finally realises his folly and spends her last remaining days with her.

 

After a while, Nopporn slowly ceased his communication until Keerati falls fatally ill. Nopporn rushes to her death bed but was unable to help his true love. As Kirati awaited death, she was overjoyed that she would not die without her lover by her side. The classic words by Keerati dynasty (Khunying Keerati), the lead actress

“I die alone leaving the one who loves me but I die knowing that I have loved.” – 

 

 

 An older Nopporn looks at a simple painting and recollects the story behind it. That painting , the water color painting with its title “Beside the steam”  But beneath its simplicity appears the figure of 2 people sitting on the stone under the tree near the steam . For somebody , Mitake is the name of a mountain locates in Tokyo suburb , Japan. There are only 2 people , Nopporn and Kirati who know that behind that painting ” Beside the Steam” , there is a story , a story of  love , beauty and tenderness

They both at Mitake  

This year production was the biggest ever. The talk of the town scene was the Mitake Waterfall scene where there was real water on the stage. It was amazed seeing water gradually flowed and covered up the stage, and at this scene there are the climax of the story when they both  kissing together beside the steam under the tree.

 

 Clip ::

 Behind the Painting Preview from Thaiticketmajor

 Behind the Painting SpecialsI :: 20 min

 

 

Credit ::

http://www.scenario.co.th/rachadalai/khanglangparb

 

http://www.bangkokpost.com/270808_Outlook/27Aug2008_out003.php

 

http://www.ram.org/ramblings/movies/behind_the_painting.html

 

http://minihome.truelife.com/home/blog/read/716663/83759

 

http://www.thaiticketmajor

 

http://www.scenario.co.th

 

http://www.bie-fanclub.com

  
 

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