Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the Christian Communications Institute Payap University (CCI) from Chiang Mai Thailand will present Likay, a Thai folk drama and traditional dance, Wed., Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Auditorium.

“The seven-member troupe—all students at Payap—performs traditional Thai dance from Thailand’s four regions as an expression of praise to God and as a way of presenting the message of the gospel to Thai students and to Christians throughout the world,” said the Rev. Esther Wakeman. With her husband and fellow Presbyterian Church (USA) mission worker the Rev. Robert Collins, Wakeman organizes and directs the group.

Wakeman is vice-president for religious affairs and community relations at Payap, which was founded in 1974 as the first Christian college in Thailand. It has grown to 6,000 students and 800 faculty and staff. Only nine percent of students and 30 percent of the faculty and staff are Christians.

This event is open to the public and donations will be accepted. A reception will follow the event.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.