Monday, February 08, 2010

Ateneo BlueRep presents original romantic musical comedy for Valentine

Ateneo Blue Repertory, the premier musical theater organization of the Ateneo de Manila University, on its 18th year, presents "Breakups & Breakdowns," a romantic musical comedy by Joel Trinidad, with music by Rony Fortich. It runs Feb. 11-14 at the Fine Arts Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.

Mark, a young playwright, is putting the finishing touches on a play about finding the One Perfect Girl. The story is a thinly-veiled retelling of his failed relationship with Nina, who, unbeknownst to Mark, is starting to miss him--just a little. Derek, Mark’s roommate and best friend, thinks Mark would be better off actually meeting women instead of just writing about them, and is convinced that Mark should get out of his unhealthy funk and back in The Game.

Derek himself used to be a notorious playboy, an expert at The Game. But that was before he started dating Sandy, gorgeous and flirtatious, yet apparently uninterested in commitment. Sandy is a female Derek==and it’s driving him crazy. He doesn’t know that Sandy, whose last boyfriend left her because she was too needy, earnest and available, is also playing The Game, and is only feigning aloofness to keep Derek interested.

One stormy night, while Derek and Sandy are out on yet another date, Nina suddenly shows up at Mark’s doorstep...

"Breakups & Breakdowns" is directed by Joel Trinidad ("Avenue Q," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"), with assistant direction by Emerita Alcid-Trinidad, musical direction by Felix Rivera ("Avenue Q," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"), choreography by Cecille Martinez, lights design by Miyo Sta. Maria and stage design by Jio Javier.

The complete showdates and times: February 11-14 and February 18-20, Thursday-Friday 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets (P120) are sold at the Kostka Extension, Ateneo de Manila University.

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