The Gate Theater Group
Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
October 2019 marks the beginning of the 12th season for The Gate Theater, Chiang Mai’s first English language theater company.
The season will open on October 24 with Chiang Mai’s first annual Chiang Mai Fringe Festival of Performing Arts. Co-produced with the EXIT Theatre of San Francisco, the festival will be held at the KAD Studio Theatre and selected satellite locations nearby. The festival will run from October 24-27 from 12:00 pm until 9:30 pm each day. Applications will be accepted using a “first come, first served” selection process, so it is advisable that all applicants get their applications turned in as early as possible to be among those selected in this process. Applications are being accepted via this link until September 1st. Scroll down for more information about performing at the festival. For more information about the festival please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 177 2195.
Coming December 12 through 15
An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith. In the play, the unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft. The Inspector reveals that a girl called Eva Smith has taken her own life by drinking disinfectant. The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.
February 27 through March 1
Elwood P. Dowd is an endlessly pleasant and delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn't quite aware that its newest citizen is an invisible, 6 foot 3 inch white rabbit named "Harvey," that only certain people can see.
It is a spring afternoon at the Dowd family home, and a tea party for the high-society ladies of the Wednesday Forum is in full swing. The hostess, Veta Louise Simmons, is hoping that the event will allow her daughter, Myrtle Mae, now in her twenties and still unmarried, to mingle with the mothers and grandmothers of some of the town's remaining eligible bachelors. However, to Veta's horror, her brother, Elwood, arrives home unexpectedly and in the company of his closest friend, Harvey. Veta and Myrtle Mae are mortified as Elwood begins introducing his companion to the ladies of the Wednesday Forum. The embarrassing family secret is now exposed, and all that Veta and Myrtle Mae can do is watch helplessly as their guests flee the house.
This 1944 Pulitzer Prize Winning play has something for the entire family!