It’s been some time since I’ve written about Living with the Tiger & the children of Baan Gerda and as luck would have it I received an e-mail from the director of Living with the Tiger, Mike Thomas, Yesterday, to update me on the kids and invite me to a special performance they will be giving in Bangkok this Saturday ( tomorrow ).
For those of you that don’t know or don’t remember, Living with the Tiger is a documentary that followed the Thai children of Baan Gerda and told of their heartbreaking plight of not only being HIV positive but also suffering the cruel blow of being abandoned by their families because of the disease. Mike Thomas spent 2 years documenting their stories and put together an amazing documentary that not only showed their courage but beautiful outlook on life in the face of such a horrible disease.
The documentary also showed us the remarkable charity of Baan Gerda that takes in orphaned Thai children who are HIV positive and gives them homes and real families but more importantly a chance at life that they very much deserve.
Well, the children of Baan Gerda will be performing this Saturday in Bruce Gaston’s musical ‘A Boy and a Tiger.
The story is inspired by the book ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel who received the Booker Prize for his novel in 2002. It features a young boy named Pi Patel and his journey across the ocean and how to survive on a small life boat that has a 450 pound Bengal Tiger.
In addition to the Baan Gerda children, the lead singers and the musicians who will be taking part in this performance come from different international schools and music colleges in Bangkok. They are also joined by Myra Maneepatsorn Molloy, the winner of Thailand‘s got Talent 2011.
The event is being sponsored by Rotary as part of their international convention that runs from May 5th- 8th 2012. Tickets cost $25 and any profits will go to supporting Baan Gerda. Bookings can be made through Khun Moo - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The musical performance will be Saturday May 5, 2012 from 7pm – 9pm at Impact Arena, Bangkok. Ticket prices are $25 and all profits go to supporting Baan Gerda.
If you have the opportunity to go and see them perform this weekend please do so and show your support. If not you can always click the banner below, or in the far right sidebar to find out more about the wonderful charity Baan Gerda and hopefully donate whatever you can.