Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
the 2020/ 2021 season
TWELVE ANGRY JURORS
December 3-6, Twelve Angry Jurors is based on the 1955 drama Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. Originally made as a television movie, the play is about a young man standing trial for the murder of his father. On a hot summer day after a long trial, a jury must decide whether a 19-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father. The jury votes 11-1 that the man is guilty of the crime, but laws in the United States require a unanimous vote by all 12 jurors in order to pass judgment. Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try their best to convince the 1 dissenter to come around to their side. As the evidence is re-examined, however, new uncertainties come to light, forcing everyone to truly question if there is in fact some measure of "reasonable doubt". Twelve Angry Jurors is a heightened courtroom thriller that puts you on the edge of your site while powerfully exploring what it means to live in a democracy.
Coming To The Gate Dec. 18, 19 & 20 The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the play for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and -- believe us they do not hold back!
"The Eight," for all its absurdist trappings and talk of Santa, is a very adult, very dark play. Throughout there are moments of equally dark, equally adult humor that produce a lot of uneasy laughter - only because there is a great deal of discomfiting truth to the story - or rather, stories - being told. (Tulsa World News)
December 18 & 19 at 7: pm Sunday December 20, 2pm This presentation is not your grandparent's Christmas story. It's for an adult audience, 18 up!
Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney coming February 13 & 14 2021
Love Letters is a unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, “needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance.” The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.
The Asylum Monologues
The Asylum Monologuesis a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. It was first scripted from verbatim accounts and launched in 2006 by Ice and Fire, a theatre company whose members are Actors for Human Rights. The Gate presentation will be performed in readers theater format. One evening only. November 4th at 7:00 PM Ticket price 200 baht
Second Annual Chiang Mai Fringe Festival
January 28-31, 2021 In 2019 The Gate hosted Chiang Mai's first International Fringe Festival of Performing Arts. The program was such a success we are making it an annual event. Look for it to be back in 2021.
The Chiang Mai Fringe Festival is proudly open to a wide range of performers and groups of artists working independently in traditional forms as well as outside traditional forms. All performance styles are encouraged, from the avant-garde to the family friendly. Traditional and street theater, storytelling, dance/movement, experimental music, video/film, performance art, poetry, puppetry, comedy and improv, art installations, circus and cabaret. Performers or groups will choose their own ticket price of up to 400 baht and receive 100% of that amount paid to them. More information coming soon.
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