Mon 31 Oct 2011
Filed under: Arts,Inside Burma
ANYEINT troupe Thee Lay Thee will hold a reunion performance in Yangon on Independence Day, comedian Zaganar said last week.Four members of the troupe – Godzilla, Sein Thee, Zee Thee and Chaw Su Myo – returned to Myanmar in September from Chiang Mai and Zaganar said the remaining three members would arrive in Myanmar on November 27. “The others confirmed that they will be here next month so I asked them to perform a reunion anyeint show in Yangon and they agreed. We will rehearse through December and then perform on Independence Day,” Zaganar said.
He said he had also asked many of his friends from the Moe Nat Thuzaw Anyeint troupe, including Ayine, King Kong and Ngat Pyaw Kyaw, to participate.
“I will call people who are living abroad too and ask them to support us,” he said.
“My friend Ayine said we should include all of our colleagues from our old university anyeint group, including Pain Pain, Soke Chun, Chun Set and Maung Myitta, and they said if they are called by me, they will perform with us,” Zaganar said.
He said he hopes to also include younger comedians, such as Ding Dong and Kyat Pha, so the performance features three generations of artists.
He said the location was yet to be decided but the performers were hoping to use Aung San Stadium or Thuwanna Stadium.
“I want to make a pwe zay tan so we need a wider space. That’s why I would prefer Aung San Stadium but we will have to speak to the local authorities,” he said.
“I want to make it the biggest pwe zay in Yangon, as many young people have never even been to one before,” Zaganar said.
Meanwhile, media reports last week said the four members of Thee Lay Thee in Myanmar were to perform their first show since returning at Hmyaw Sin Kyun on October 29 under the name “Myaponenamar’s Yin Thway Nge Myar” (Children of Myaponenamar), a reference to an anyeint troupe that performed in the 1980s.