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    "Driving Miss Daisy" From Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

    The Gate Theater Group, Chiang Mai's English Language theater company, opened "Driving Miss Daisy" almost 2 years ago in Chiang Mai. They will be back with encore performances this week on May 19th at 7:00 pm and the 20th at 400 pm. Both shows will be staged at Chiang Mai International school.

    Last night they played Chiang Rai and received a really positive review;



    Do you remember the original 1951 movie of “An American in Paris” well, how about Thailand?

    Chiang Rai, Thailand only has about 60,000 people. Tonight we were fortunate to experience some top-notch entertainment. The play “Driving Miss Dai...sy” (in English) came to our small town.

    Director and star Stephan Turner gave a brilliant performance as Miss Daisy’s chauffeur Hoke. Miss Daisy and her son Boolie also made this a night to remember!

    One of the strongest moments in the play was when “NO” words were spoken. It was after the slowly changing Miss Daisy (as they were driving) made a comment about how people are so different in the world. His response was “a moment of silence” but it said so much. His glossy eyes showed his pain of being miss-understood; however, he understood! That closing scene brought a huge applause from the audience. This told me they also understood. At that point, he reached into our hearts!

    Working with a limited amount of props made for an additional challenge for the performers. To keep the crowd entwined in the story was in their hands. They did this in a brilliant order. The play started out slowly, and I was wondering where it was going? Only later did I realize what the director Mr. Turner was doing. He was slowly making the audience become a part of the experience. It worked… showing conflict but still understanding of a black man and Jewish lady trying to become one.

    After the play, I talked to talk to Mr. Turner. He is an extremely interesting person whose past life could be a story in itself. I could feel his heart is in the right place. He has adapted to the Thailand way of life and “feels at total peace.” One of the greatest joys in life is to entertain people, and that he does.

    In 1987 he earned his BFA in acting at the Theater School of DePaul University. It is ranked as one of the top theatrical training programs in the country. His credentials are many but include working in Chicago and New York before coming to Thailand. His origination in Chiang Mia is called “The Gate Theater”
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    The larger than an expected crowd truly enjoyed the evening which was a real bargain for about $16 US, which included the show, two free drinks and a snack. Well, that is what they called it “a snack.” I would call it a dinner. Which included made-to-order pasta with your choice of sauce? Roast Turkey and a soup and salad bar it also had my favorite, the desert bar.

    My hat goes off to Bruce Kennedy, who made this happen and brought world-class entertainment from Chiang Mia to our town of Chiang Rai. I think this is just the beginning of things to come.

    Jim Kaszynski... volunteers with IHF “International Humanity Foundation” orphanage, Chiang Rai.See More





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    Good to see some live theatre in Chiang Mai, fair play on those that organised and took part.

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    Do they have work visas that permit this activity?

    While I think its great to get involved in something like this, is it worth the risk, even if its only a small risk.

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    Thais also like a black faced person to drive them around. Not much chance of the gulf in class between driver an driven being bridged here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Do they have work visas that permit this activity?

    While I think its great to get involved in something like this, is it worth the risk, even if its only a small risk.

    I bet most of them have WPs for teaching

    so this could be covered

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    ^so are you part of the cast? Is Miss Daisy 25 with a hard body? If not, forget it. I don't need culture at this stage of my life I need eye candy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    between driver an driven
    A position acceptable to myself however. Nice way of putting it.

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    Are you sure you're not lost? The turn off for Pattaya is a few hundred miles back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Do they have work visas that permit this activity?

    While I think its great to get involved in something like this, is it worth the risk, even if its only a small risk.
    No they don't but a blind eye is turned. It's also not non profit as claimed. Turner has a very chequered history

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    Quote Originally Posted by setaputra View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Do they have work visas that permit this activity?

    While I think its great to get involved in something like this, is it worth the risk, even if its only a small risk.
    No they don't but a blind eye is turned. It's also not non profit as claimed. Turner has a very chequered history
    Care to elaborate on that remark? Don't just mention a person by name, throw shit at them and try to walk away. That's a bitch move. Say what's on your mind and back it up with some facts! If you can't, I hope the moderators kick your ass off this forum.

    You're attempting to slander a person who lives here, works and makes a living off his reputation. He's done some damn good work in Thailand from everything I've seen and read. Info on this guy is not hard to find and all positive.

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    you are obviously connected with the theatre group

    good luck on your kicking his ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    you are obviously connected with the theatre group

    good luck on your kicking his ass
    Just a strong supporter of their work. I saw the first thing they ever did here & know several people connected with this group. Some retired, some working here. Last I heard there was a temporary volunteer permit for the folks who participate. All very good people.

    Don't mix up my words. I didn't say I'd kick his ass. As much as I'd like to.... I didn't say that.

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    And you've just bumped a thread that last had a post on it almost 3 weeks ago.

    So anyone who missed it then will see it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    And you've just bumped a thread that last had a post on it almost 3 weeks ago.

    So anyone who missed it then will see it now.
    I am well aware of that and have no problem with bumping this up.
    Anyone interested in live theater in Chiang Mai and doing an internet search on the subject will unavoidably come across posts regarding the Gate Theater Group and Mr. Turner. When they are directed to Teakdoor, and come across this, they will also see a post which is counter to this slanderous charge being leveled against him without fact or proof.

    i seriously hope Mr. Turner looks into this unsubstantiated charge being leveled against him. Perhaps try the Thai Les Magistrate laws and see if they work for foreigners as well as they do for Thais.

    I guarantee he will be made aware of this poster's comments.

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    Les Magistrate? oh the ironknee

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    they will also see a post which is counter to this slanderous charge being leveled against him without fact or proof.
    mind you, your support of him has no facts or proof

    looking at your postings on here, the majority are very positive reviews of the productions so far, no negatives, not even slight quibbles

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    they will also see a post which is counter to this slanderous charge being leveled against him without fact or proof.
    mind you, your support of him has no facts or proof

    looking at your postings on here, the majority are very positive reviews of the productions so far, no negatives, not even slight quibbles
    Why would my postings concerning this group contain negatives or "quibbles? I have already said that I am a strong supporter. So, I don't understand what you're on about with this statement.

    Obviously, I would know a good deal more about the work they're doing than someone who is not a supporter. You are right. The majority of postings on this forum are positive which is precisely my point. In fact, I have not been able to find one negative article anywhere on the internet concerning the Gate group, Mr. Turner or his so called "Chequered history." If you or this "Setaputa" character can direct me to some, I will gladly admit that I am wrong and "it" is right.

    I want to know what makes Setatuta so damn sure this information is factual.

    Originally Posted by TizMe
    Do they have work visas that permit this activity?

    While I think its great to get involved in something like this, is it worth the risk, even if its only a small risk.


    No they don't but a blind eye is turned. It's also not non profit as claimed. Turner has a very chequered history

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    Why would my postings concerning this group contain negatives or "quibbles? I have already said that I am a strong supporter. So, I don't understand what you're on about with this statement.
    because in the real world, any production is not perfect

    without a proper unbiased review, your posts are just ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by &quot;chicagogato&quot;
    Why would my postings concerning this group contain negatives or &quot;quibbles? I have already said that I am a strong supporter. So, I don't understand what you're on about with this statement.
    because in the real world, any production is not perfect

    without a proper unbiased review, your posts are just ads
    Better than divisions cause by negatives.Lets hope the luvvies don't all get banged up in IDC

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    Why would my postings concerning this group contain negatives or "quibbles? I have already said that I am a strong supporter. So, I don't understand what you're on about with this statement.
    because in the real world, any production is not perfect

    without a proper unbiased review, your posts are just ads
    I have never written a review, proper or otherwise, concerning the Gate Group or anyone connected with it. I have at times given them a plug on this site. However, there is one review posted at the top of this thread which was written by a Mr. Jim Kaszynski... volunteers with IHF “International Humanity Foundation” orphanage, Chiang Rai.

    He doesn't say the performance was perfect but he obviously enjoyed it. Is his review biased? If so, how do you know?

    He also goes on to speak in glowing terms about Mr. Turner and his work, even though he had apparently never met the man before he performed in Chiang Rai.

    I agree that in the real world products nor people are perfect but why does that make it okay for someone with an obvious ax to grind, to come on this forum and make unsubstantiated charges like those in question?

    I'm all for freedom of speech as long as someone doesn't use it to shout "Fire" in a crowded theater when there is actually no fire occurring at the time. Or, come on a public forum and say for example:
    "The well known Chiang Mai "Butter is Better" eatery doesn't use butter in their products as advertised and the owner has a chequered past."

    That is called "Bullshit" where I come from. If the person can't back it up with fact or proof, that person is a known as a "bullshitter" just like the OP.

    You are overlooking the argument and focusing on a "quibble." In the mean time the OP has gone silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    I agree that in the real world products nor people are perfect but why does that make it okay for someone with an obvious ax to grind, to come on this forum and make unsubstantiated charges like those in question?
    that is the sad world we live in, and how the web can be misused
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    that person is a known as a "bullshitter" just like the OP.
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    In the mean time the OP has gone silent.
    The OP was the theatre in question!! I think you don't mean them

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    I agree that in the real world products nor people are perfect but why does that make it okay for someone with an obvious ax to grind, to come on this forum and make unsubstantiated charges like those in question?
    that is the sad world we live in, and how the web can be misused
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    that person is a known as a "bullshitter" just like the OP.
    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogato
    In the mean time the OP has gone silent.
    The OP was the theatre in question!! I think you don't mean them
    Dr. I think you and anyone reading this thread will know who I'm referring to when I say the OP in this case. But just for the record, I'm referring to the bullshit Originally Posted by Setaputa. Scroll back up to post #10 if your memory needs refreshing. Thanks for clearing that up for those coming in late.

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    my memory is fine thanks

    Have you checked up on your bugbear Setaputa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    my memory is fine thanks

    Have you checked up on your bugbear Setaputa?
    Sorry. Don't know the term "bugbear."

    You've seemingly come out in his defense. Why do't you try checking up on him? If you can find him, teach him some fucking manners.
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