Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Repertory Philippines' Offering

I'm excited to watch the last three of this year's Repertory Philippine's theater season.  An avid fan of plays, I usually frequent Greenbelt 1 for such spectacular feat.
Here are the plays for the remaining year.

July 9 to July 25, 2010
8:00 PM on Fridays & Saturday
3:30 PM on Saturdays & Sundays

Repertory Philippines comes up with another "first": Peter Shaffer's EQUUS. Multii-awarded - Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, this riveting piece of theatre is at once relevant and mesmerizing in its storyline and theme. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart meets his most challenging case in a young boy of seventeen who has been charged with the crime of blinding six horses by gouging out their eyes. As the play unravels, one realizes that beneath the surface of the crime lies another dimension of the human psyche more terrifying than what it seems to be.

Equus stars a powerhouse cast: Miguel Faustmann, Jaime del Mundo, Dido dela Paz, Roselyn Perez, Tami Monsod - to name a few. Red Concepcion and newcomer Marco Manalac alternate as the young man Alan. At the helm as director is multi-awarded actor Audie Gemora.

EQUUS opens on July 9th at 8PM.

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
August 14 to December 10, 2010

A sleeping princess, a spellbound Prince and more fairies than you can shake a stick at are all part of this quirky adaptation of the popular tale. The evil Trollarina exacts her revenge on the royal family by sending the beautiful Princess Melisande into an everlasting sleep, but little does she realize more than one spell is about to be broken by the kiss of an enchanted Faun.
A new look at an old, old tale: she is not only the spellbound beauty, the Prince is an enchanted Faun, and his kisses release more than one spell, to the dismay of the wicked Fairy Trollarina. Another children's musical from the Prince Street Players. Songs include "I'm So Mad", "It's Lovely To Be A Troll" and "Spinning Song".

Little Women
Little Women
November 19 to December 12, 2010

Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

Music by Jason Howard
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott's 1869 semi-autobiographical classic novel gets a musical make over, with its themes of sisterhood and female empowerment providing an automatic connect for women of all ages. An inspiring story of the March sisters - Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy - growing up during the American Civil War. A story that touches the hearts and minds of young and old alike.
Little Women focuses on the four March sisters - feisty, tomboyish, aspiring author Jo, who maintains fierce loyalty and love for her family while refusing the constricting role laid out for women at that time, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth - and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.

All synopses are from repertory.ph.  Kindly visit their site for more details.  All plays are at Onstage, in 2/F Greenbelt 1.  Tickets are available through ticketnet. Also tickets are sold at the booth just outside the venue before the play starts, just be sure to be early..  You may also call 8870710.

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