by KhmerLife on May 07, 2019


Nineteen Cambodian performers utilize their extraordinary physical skills, including acrobatics and circus arts, to travel back in time and shatter a legacy of silence. Performed by second-generation survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide, See You Yesterday explores the fragmented narratives these young artists have inherited from their parents and grandparents.

Since 2012, Global Arts Corps-whose celebrated work brings together people from opposite sides of violent conflicts-have collaborated with these young Cambodian artists as they grappled with the painful history of their country’s genocide. While details of the four-year horror have largely gone unexplored by younger generations of Cambodians, the cast of See You Yesterdayinterviewed their elders (and even a former Khmer Rouge child soldier) to build a stunning performance that is both beautiful and cathartic.

The final result, See You Yesterday, is a visually striking theatre experience and its Boston engagement marks the show’s U.S premiere. Face the past, see you yesterday.

MAY 16 – 19, 2019
Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

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