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French Lies & British Secrets
Come prepared to laugh as you spend an evening with Pattaya Players! We’ve put together an exciting double bill to kick off our 2016 season:
Learn “the secret” that so many ladies in Pattaya already know – how to get a man to do anything!
A witty Agatha Christie spoof – can you figure out “whodunit” before the show ends?
Dates: Friday & Saturday, 1 & 2 April 2016
**Members of Pattaya Players will receive a 10% discount off the ticket price
For bookings, reservations or more information, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you for supporting Pattaya Players, your community theatre company.
“Halloooo, Handsome Man!”It is the watch cry of Walking Street.
It issues forth like a sirens’ song from dives and dens all along Pattaya’s seamier byways. If you are female, you tighten your grip on your man’s arm and quicken your pace. And if you are male, even if you don’t quite fall for it, admit it, you feel its effect. You cast a glance and a furtive grin toward its source. If you speak a little Thai, you might reply, “Bak waan!” and enjoy the sound of the caller’s sweet laughter. Or perhaps you think to yourself “I’m thirsty!” or “A game of pool would be fun!”, and the magic words will have worked their magic.
Way back in the 1940’s, when Pattaya was a sleepy fishing village, a French playwright named Jean Giraudoux knew something about this phenomenon and was fascinated enough to write a play exploring it. Giraudoux’s comic fantasy, “The Apollo of Bellac”, follows the adventures of Agnes, a shy and naïve young woman seeking employment at a stuffy Parisian business office staffed almost entirely by, in the author’s words, “gargoyles” and “caricatures.” After a few initial rebuffs, a mysterious stranger teaches Agnes the Secret – tell the men they are handsome – and with dizzying speed she rides this simple trick to hilariously unlikely heights.
The Pattaya Players, Pattaya’s non-profit theatre company, is currently rehearsing the Thailand premiere of “The Apollo of Bellac” which will open for a limited engagement on April 1, April Fool’s Day (naturally!). To portray the “gargoyles” and “caricatures” who inhabit Giraudoux’s nightmare business office, the Players created a gallery of grotesque masks that would challenge the most deceitful temptress to call “handsome.” And yet each of them does indeed become convinced of his own devastating good looks, and the outcome – we won’t reveal it here, but it just might surprise you. “The Apollo of Bellac” promises to be a visually striking, rib-tickling and topical theatre experience with special relevance to our unique city of Pattaya.
“The Apollo of Bellac” will play on a double-bill with “Murder In All Innocence”, a bizarrely absurd mystery-comedy wherein two loopy Agatha Christie-style sleuths meet at a party whose hosts and guests are oddly blasé about that dead vicar behind the ottoman.
We hope to see you there…, handsome man!
Ongoing Weekly Improv nights with Pattaya PlayersDue to the rigorous rehearsal schedule for our next production, our weekly improv workshops are currently suspended. They will resume in April - please check back for more information!
You can also email Sheldon at Sheldon@SheldonPenner.com to be added to the Improv mailing list, and to be notified when the workshops are about to resume.
2016 Memberships on sale now!Please consider becoming a supporting member of Pattaya Players. Your membership fee helps us to purchase costumes, props, makeup, sets and other supplies that are used to bring our shows to life. The fee to become an official member of Pattaya Players is only B100, and you will receive a 10% discount off all of our shows throughout the entire calendar year!
Auditions are open to everyone, but in order to be in one of our shows, you must be an active member in good standing.
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