Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
The Gate Theater will present "Shrapnel in the Heart", based on the book by Laura Palmer, on November 11th at KAD Studio Theatre. There will be only one performance starting at 6:00 pm. This is a readers theatre presentation suitable for the entire family with a reduced ticket price of only 250 baht at the door. "Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial", is an assortment of letters, poems, and other mementos left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In 1986, Laura Palmer researched many of the letters left at the monument and was able to trace them back to the persons who had written them. Laura Palmer then interviewed a number of the authors of the letters, and with their permission, created a powerful and heartbreaking book/script. For more information call 087 177 2195.
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.
Due to the present situation concerning COVID-19 cases across Thailand, The Gate Theater has decided to postpone the 2021 Fringe Festival which was originally planned for this January. We want to thank all of our supporters and patrons for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when artists and the community comes together and connects at events such as the Chiang Mai Fringe Festival. For this reason, we fully intend to host the festival during the 2021/22 season. We hope this postponement will allow time for performers and Chiang Mai residents who are unable to travel at this time to participate in and enjoy the festival when a new dates are announced. For more information about the Chiang Mai Fringe Festival please contact The Gate at email@example.com
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