BANGKOK — Some people believe in the power of pills, popping them without hesitation at the slightest hint of illness. Yet through the power of puppets a collaboration between art and science hopes to teach a cautionary tale of a pending medical crisis.
In conjunction medical researchers fighting infectious diseases, B-Floor Theatre produced a performance about the endless arms race between human medicine and diseases.
In “Fishy Clouds,” a strange, sickening rain comes down and no medicine can provide a cure. A war between hyper-evolved, indestructible bacteria and antibiotics erupts with the survival of all puppet-kind on the line.
It’s the second time B-Floor has brought its avant garde sensibilities to fusing science with art, 2011 was its first collaboration with the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit for “Survival Games.”
The research unit reported in September that drug-resistant bacterial infections were on the rise in Thailand.
Edu-taining performances of “Fishy Clouds” will travel around Bangkok and Tak province free of charge.
See it Nov. 12 at the Baan Ma Community in Prawet district. On Nov 18, it will be staged at Ramathibodi Hospital’s Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center. Weekend performances on Nov. 26 and 27 will be held inside the Democrazy Theatre Studio, a 10-minute walk from exit No.1 of MRT Lumphini.
The play will travel around the Mae Sot district of Tak province Dec. 12, 13 and 14, landing at the Wattana Village Resort, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit in Wang Pa Clinic and Mawker Thai Clinic, respectively.
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