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Tragedy in the locker room

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Shakespeare's Othello gets transported from Venice and Cyprus into a stuffy football team's common room _ a perfect representation of a tight-knit community. And as in any tight-knit community, things turn incestuous pretty quickly. 

Damkerng Thitapiyasak of New Theatre Society transforms the conflicts among men in an army into conflicts among boys in a fictional Thai Premier League football team.

The director-playwright portrays this culture as a sexually volatile one _ men and women are highly physical with one another regardless of the nature of their relationships. It is also a world more accessible to the privileged.

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