BANGKOK When the head of the family disappears, the whole family struggles to move on. Their journey is reflected in “Cheng Meng,” a performance to be shown this month under Chinese vibe at a Chinatown art venue.

Based on “From This Day On,” a play by Naked Masks – one of Thailand’s most influential theatre companies – the young company composed of Thammasat graduates under the name A Theatre Unit, has given the play a new interpretation on family relationships.

Every family has its own dysfunctionality, and tension can increase when the head of the family suddenly disappears for six months. His surprised return on the night before Cheng Meng or Qingming Festival – a day to show respect to ancestors by sweeping their tombs – makes secrets arise that will change the family members’ lives forever.

Tickets are 450 baht. Discounts are given to early birds at 320 baht, 350 baht for the opening week, 400 baht for the second week and for 330 baht each when purchased in groups of 5 tickets. All tickets can be bought online.

English surtitles are available.

The play starts at 8pm from Friday to Sunday during March 24 to April 2, with additional matinees at 4pm at Cho Why in Soi Nana, Chinatown and can be reached on foot from MRT Hua Lamphong station, Exit No. 2.