Associate directors for the Gate Theater Group, Neville
Powis (lf) and Michael Allman (center), discuss various acting methods with
Shelley Halstead. They and many other volunteers will be bringing to Chiang
Mai, the show, A Comedy Showcase. Two one-act plays of David Ives’
paradoxical comedy, All in the Timing, will open the show. Michael Allman
will be directing both as well as a scene from Shakespeare’s The Taming of
the Shrew. Neville Powis will direct the final play, Eugene Ionesco’s The
Bald Soprano. Shows will start at 7 pm on the 20th, 21st, and the 22nd. The
23rd Sunday show will be at 4 pm. All shows will be held on the 7th floor in
the Little Little Theater at Kad Suan Kaew Tickets can be purchased at Kad
Suan Kaew’s Information Desk, which is on the 2nd floor. Suggested donation
is 200 baht a person. 087-177-2195. www.gate-theater.com.
First Impressions of a trip to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Marchitelli (right) with Jeff Ehrlich and his wife. Jeff spoke at the
opening and was also key in her trip. Marisa’s photos also feature in Travel
& Leisure SEA magazine’s February issue. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Williams)
By Shana Kongmun
Local photographer Marisa Marchitelli is known for her wonderful
photos of local sites and unique handicrafts for the handmade chiangmai
project as well as many others, recently debuted some of her many amazing
photos of her trip through Central Asia late last year.
The stunning photographs reveal a world vastly different from the one we see
here in Chiang Mai but peopled with faces that are as friendly and engaging
as the ones we find here. The mosques, the palaces, the windswept views and
wonderful Islamic art are all featured alongside interesting people that
Marisa met in her travels. Having followed her travels on Facebook and then
to see her exhibition upstairs at Sangdee Gallery inspires me to travel to
these unfamiliar places, she brings out the charm and appeal of the unknown.
A small exhibit but well worth the visit for travelers and those who wish
they could travel alike. Sangdee Gallery is at Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.
Marisa’s evocative photos on display.