A Gap in Generations - entwining stories
of young loves, quests to recapture youth,
and mistaken identities
Members of the Chiang Mai
Project, (l-r) Sawanee Utoomma, Aquila Holmes, Vichapon Diloksambanch,
Korjai Quiwatanapong, Allison Page, Zach Nesmith, Tim Jaeger, Howard Graves,
Freya Fennwood, Meeber Laesoch, Khomsam Manketkit, Susan Yawman. Sofia
Christine Prins, Sherie Guilliat (producer) Danielle Ozymandias and Jeremiah
Rehearsing for the big show.
The Chiang Mai Project is a Cultural Exchange between
actors, artists and musicians in the US and Chiang Mai Thailand. The
Company, which will consist of actors, artists and musicians from North
America and actors and students from Thailand, will perform a comedy in the
style of Commedia dell’arte, entitled A Gap in Generations. All proceeds
will go to the Vieng Ping Children’s Home in Maerim and the Elephant
Hospital in Lampang.
The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture at Chiang Mai University
has graciously agreed to host the event.
A Gap in Generations, by Jerry Blunt and The Affamati Company – is a comedy
farce presented in the style of Commedia dell’arte and set in 16th Century
Bologna, providing entwining stories of young loves, quests to recapture
youth, and mistaken identities.
Performances are at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates: November 29 Thursday
(opening night), Friday November 30, Saturday December 1, Sunday December 2
Tickets are 200B and 80B for students can be purchased at the door. For
information Contact: U.S.-Sherie Guilliat: [email protected]
The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture at Chiang Mai University is
located at: 239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang, Chiang Mai. At the corner of Suthep
and Canal Road signs will be posted to direct quests to parking lot.
Directions – continue along the canal road, just before the Suthep
intersection there is a small turning the cross roads on the left hand side.
Stylish tips for northern hairdressers
Fashion experts demonstrate the fine art of
Exotic dancers awed the crowd.
The L’Oréal Roadshow arrived in Chiang Mai last week - at the Grand
Ballroom of the Holiday Inn. The Theme was Sweet Gourmet. Hairdressers
from around Chiang Mai were invited to learn more about the new and
exciting products L’Oréal has to offer, with a lesson on cutting,
styling, layering and colouring hair from the experts.
The Lanna Fantasy comes to Chiang Mai
week the Chiang Mai Mail reporters were invited to a preview of ‘The
Lanna Fantasy’, which will open on 1st December in Chiang Mai. The
venue, located at Khum Kham Theatre behind Carrefour on the
Superhighway, is decorated in Northern Thai style and seats 220 people.
It was formally an elegant ballroom.
There is a large carport with plenty of attendants. Guests are greeted
with Lanna Style dancing as soon as they arrive. They are then ushered
into the Khum Kham Theatre. Doors open at 7pm. There is a set menu of
traditional northern Thai food which is served throughout the
performance which commences at 7.45pm.
The show gets underway with a loud
display. It depicts the history of Chiang Mai. Starting with the Three
Kings who met in Chiang Mai over 700 years ago. King Mengrai, the
founder of Chiang Mai along with this contemporary and reportedly good
friend King Ramkamhaeng of Sukothai and King Ngam Muang from Payao.
There are processions of each King and their attendants from different
parts of the theatre onto the main stage.
This is followed by the Burmese King Hongsawadee (Bureang Nong) who
invaded the Lanna Kingdom. This show included many sword fights from
energetic young men. There is a traditional Rammakien (Ramayana) show
featuring Phra Lux and Phra Ram.
Throughout the show there was lavish and colourful costumes depicting
the various eras of Chiang Mai. The show runs until approximately 9.15.
To reserve seats Tel. 053-304-121 (English spoken) or
www.lannafantasy.com (Thai language)