Monday, August 06, 2007

'Art' opens in Cebu

A new production of Yasmina Reza’s Broadway and London hit comedy, “Art,” will be staged at SM City Cebu Cinema Two on Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. The play, directed by Bart Guingona, features three well-respected names in the Philippine entertainment industry--Jett Pangan, Michael de Mesa and Ricky Davao. A Manila run is scheduled in October at the RCBC Theater in Makati.

“Art” is a comedy about a friendship that is tested when one member of the barkada does something that upsets another member--in this case, buying a painting that he finds “pretentious.”

Originally written in French and produced by Sean Connery in Paris, “Art” has won numerous awards, including the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1997 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and has been translated into, among others, English, Mandarin, Japanese, German and Spanish.

This production, staged by Little Boy Productions and Actor's Actors, Inc., features a new translation by Lito Abaño that captures all the humor of the original while adapting its language into an easy, colloquial and thoroughly contemporary Filipino.

Tickets are priced at P400. Call (032) 233-0452, (032) 233-0236 or 0917-8155794.

Michael De Mesa, Jett Pangan and Ricky Davao


veraLeigh said...

hey, found your page through russ.

anyway, hope you dont mind getting tagged:

Jigs said...

Great story! A simple idea that's further elaborated!

Can't wait for its October Manila Run.

Joel said...

Can't wait to watch this October. Played Yvan in the Kultura production in UA&P. Please post details about the run.

beektur said...

what's with ricky davao's expression? seems like he just released a big (f)art.

gibbs cadiz said...

VERA, no i don't mind. will get to it asap. thanks, btw. :)

JIGS, do catch it when it's here. :)

JOEL, you did? tell us about it. i watched 'the importance of being earnest' there, enjoyed it a lot. :)

BEEKTUR, sinabi mo haha. :)

Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap said...

Really looking forward to this. I wonder how the Filipino translation will be. Played Marc in the UA&P production, with Joel. This is my favorite play to date. Do keep us posted.

P.S. Btw, blogged about this at my Multiply:

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