Thai performance at CSLA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/29/96

Contact: Margie Yu, Public Affairs Assistant
PHONE: (323) 343-3047
FAX: (323) 343-6405

Cal State L.A. Presents "Thai Classical Literature and Folktales"

What& Who:
The Theatre Arts and Dance Department at California State University, Los Angeles opens its Winter Quarter series with Thai Classical Literature and Folktales, a theatrical production by CSLA graduate student Kulthida Maneerat. This is a story about a Thai princess exploring her own life and that of many Thai emigrants. It follows the journey of Prince Apaimanee as he encounters magical sea creatures and princesses.

When:
Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11, 1996.
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Where:
Cal State L.A. King Hall, 5th Floor. The University is located at the Eastern Ave. exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys.

More:
Kulthida Maneerat earned her bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts with a focus on play directing from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in 1990. After graduation, Maneerat and her colleagues from the university established The Horizon Theatre, a repertory theatre company. The company's goal was to change Thai audience's understanding and acceptance of contemporary art and also to broaden the dimension of Thai theatre. She worked with The Horizon Theatre until 1994 when she decided to further her education at Cal State L.A. In this performance she combines Thai classical dance and literature with modern movement and Western theatre philosophy.

Tickets:
$8 general admission, $5 students and senior citizens. Substantial discounts on this and other regular Theatre Arts and Dance '96 offerings with a CSLA OnStage Series Pass. Call the CSLA box office, (323) 343-4118.

Info:
For more details, call the CSLA Theatre Arts and Dance Department, (323) 343-4110.

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