Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gantimpala Theater stages 'Romeo & Juliet'

Gantimpala Theater caps its pearl anniversary celebration with William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" starting December 7, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the AFP Theater, Quezon City.

"'Romeo and Juliet' is the perfect play to round up Gantimpala Theater’s 30th season. It has all the elements that our student audiences will surely appreciate--drama, family feud, romance, a lot of kissing scenes and fencing sequences, and I have a wonderful cast of very talented and gifted actors who are giving their 100 percent to make sure that this production will turn out to be a truly unforgettable theater experience for anyone who will view it," says artistic director Tony S. Espejo.

Giving life to the Montague family are Lance Raymundo (Romeo), Pamela Hundana (Lady Montague), Jeffrey Camañag (Lord Montague), Roeder Camañag (Mercutio) and Rico del Rosario (Benvolio), while Monica Llamas (Juliet), Kimberly Diaz (Lady Capulet), Ces Aldaba (Lord Capulet) and Miguel Vasquez (Tybalt) play the Capulets.

Also in the cast are Bodjie Pascua(Friar Lawrence), Michiko Unso (Nurse), Arkin Da Silva(Prince Escalus), Raymond Talavera (Balthasar), Kristian Chua (Petruchio), John Paulo Garcia (Peter) and Francis Ong(Paris).

The artistic and production team includes Joey Nombres (lights designer), Roobak Valle (production designer), Albert Figueras (costume designer), Angie Panogan (choreographer), Glenda Alday (stage manager) and Alice Borbe (production manager).

Performances are on December 8-9 (10 a.m./2 p.m., AFP Theater in Quezon City), December 14-15 (SM Southmall Cinema 6, in Las Piñas City). Shows will resume in 2008,starting on January 19-21 (also at the AFP Theater) and on February 13-14, (Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan).

For tickets, call 8995745, 8963503, 5280603 or 0921- 5286308, or e-mail

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