Saturday, June 26, 2010

Repertory Philippines presents Equus

For its midyear offering, Repertory Philippines presents Peter Shaffer’s multi-awarded drama “Equus.”

A recipient of the Tony Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, the riveting piece of theater is at once relevant and mesmerizing in its storyline and theme.

Psychiatrist Martin Dysart meets his most challenging case in a boy of 17 named Alan Strang 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.

Red Concepcion and newcomer Marco Manalac alternate as Alan. At the helm as director is multi-awarded actor Audie Gemora.

This is not the first time Repertory has presented “Equus.” It was first staged in the ’70s with Leo Martinez in the lead role.

Today, it returns with a powerhouse cast of theater stalwarts: Miguel Faustmann, Jaime del Mundo, Dido de la Paz, Roselyn Perez and Tami Monsod.

“Equus” opens on July 9 at 8 p.m. and runs July 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 also at 8 p.m. Matinees at 3:30 p.m. are on July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25.

Venue is Onstage, 2/F, at Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. For ticket inquiries, please call 887-0710 or log on to


Anonymous said...

sana naman hindi bloodless production ito. napaka conservative naman ni audie for this. kumuha na lang sana sa labas ang repertory ng director, ginawa na naman nila iyan in the past. kahit si michael williams would do a better job on this.

gibbs cadiz said...

can i just say, ANONYMOUS, that while you're entitled to your opinion, it's a most unfair and baseless one. you've not watched the show--none of us have--and yet you've damned the director. worse, you're brave with your ideas only when anonymous. is keeping an open mind towards a yet-to-open production such a hard thing to do?

waltzang said...

hubaran time! exciting!

Anonymous said...

hubaran time! exciting!--> this comment is so unbecoming of a person who writes about plays.

Anonymous said...

anonymous - i'm sure that was just a joke... lighten up.

Anonymous said...

well, he writes about plays, so he should be careful on his comments and jokes.

paddylast said...

I was at the opening night yesterday with Red Concepcion playing the lead Alan Strang. It was actually very modest when the nude scene came up during the 2nd act--the set design was so-so but the over-all, it was good.

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