The play, Vivaha Pra Samut, was written by His Majesty, King Rama the Sixth as a vehicle to educate his people toward peaceful social evolution and the use of the art of diplomacy during times of great change. The play tells a story about the King of an imaginary island during a moment of tremendous social change.
Faced with choices between the old and new ways, pressured by both domestic and foreign influences; the plot hinges on whether or not the King will sacrifice his daughter to the Sea God as his bride according to an ancient custom; if the King ignores the custom he risks reactions from one direction but if he follows it, he risks following an idea that may not be valid for his contemporary society. His Majesty, King Rama the Sixth gifted his people with this play as a way to learn about and to consider important social choices that can create an intelligent, compassionate and progressive society.
The play has been produced and performed by the students, teachers and now professional students of Khru Lek Patravadi in an effort to share and develop the knowledge of Thai literature, music and culture within the younger generations through the discipline of theatre training and the creation of contemporary Thai theatre. Set and Costumes have been designed by Ruth Pongstaphone (Thai-American Designer from New York) and created by the students of the Patravadi School. Music has been arranged by Anand Narkkhong (Thai Composer & Musician) and is performed by students of the Patravadi School. Directed by Patravadi Mejudhon. Tickets are priced at ฿900 ฿700 ฿500 A 50% discount is offered to all students. The proceeds from ticket sales support future theatre productions to be created by students of the Patravadi School To reserve a ticket please call 032 827 814-5 between 9.00 am – 5 pm any day of the week.