Lulu, an alluring woman in the English version and a captivating transsexual in the Filipino version, is a being able to explore and express her desires without compromise or guilt. Adored and lusted by men, women and creatures of the world, she takes them on a dance of bodily freedom, of the mind’s liberation and utter ecstasy.
But like any other person, Lulu searches for other human beings who can accept and understand her seemingly deviant nature. In her hunt, she meets a myriad of “civilized beasts”: painters, writers, the educated and the ignorant, the rich and the poor, the young and the dying--many upright and honorable by day but transformed into hungry animals in the dark.
Lulu embraces each person only to find him or her weak and forever trapped by man's idea of propriety.
Che Ramos and Tuxqs Rutaquio topbill the play as Lulu. Also in the cast are Acey Aguilar, Angeli Bayani, Alexander Cortez, Jules de la Paz, Ian Lomongo, Jojit Lorenzo, Missy Maramara, Paolo O'hara, Meynard Penalosa, Andoy Ranay, Gabs Santos, JC Santos and Randy Villarama.
Direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos, Filipino Translation by Joel Saracho, production design by Tuxqs Rutaquio, lights design by John Batalla, dramaturgy and additional text by Patrick Valera, sounds design by J Victor Villareal, photography and poster design by Jojit Lorenzo and poster art direction by Carlo Vergara.
“Lulu” runs Aug 5-Aug 23 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman.
THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS SCENES AND MATERIAL STRICTLY FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.