Riverside Theatres presents Thai-riffic!, by Nathan Luff, an adaption of much-loved children’s author Oliver Phommavanh’s best-selling novel, on Tuesday June 28 at 6:30pm.
A hilarious and heartfelt play about acceptance, family and belonging, Thai-riffic is one of few Australian-based productions for young people with a story about second generation Thai Australians, reflecting our contemporary Australian community in a laugh-out-loud show for all audiences aged 7-14 and their families.
Albert “Lengy” Lengviriyakul is the son of Thai immigrants who own Western Sydney restaurant Thai-riffic. He is about to start high school and is desperate to transform his image and just eat some pizza. When his teacher sets a group assignment that focuses on another culture, it becomes apparent that Lengy will not be able to get away from his embarrassing family as easily as he would like.
Through a series of events involving bulk toilet paper, a purple curry and a trip to the Thai New Year Songkran Festival, Lengy discovers his Thai background is pretty awesome after all.