Friday, July 08, 2011
Boy Abunda and Ladlad present this weekend's Care Divas
The Philippine Educational Theater Association continues its run of Liza Magtoto and Vincent de Jesus’ blockbuster musical play, “Care Divas.” Directed by Maribel Legarda, the musical's performances at the PETA Theater Center on July 15 and 16 are sponsored by Boy Abunda’s Backroom, Inc., while July 17 is Ladlad Party List Night.
Already into its fourth rerun since opening last February, the musical “dramedy” is about five Filipino transvestites who work in Israel as caregivers during the day and as “show gays” at night, at the time of the intifada (the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation).
The cast of “Care Divas” includes some of the biggest theater and television actors today such as Melvin Lee, Vincent de Jesus, Ricci Chan, Jerald Napoles, Dudz Teraña, Jason Barcial, Phil Noble, Buddy Caramat, Cecilia Garrucho, Paul Holme, Myke Salomon, Angeli Bayani, Dominic Miclat-Janssen, Eric Dela Cruz and Miguel Hidalgo.
The creative team behind the show includes costume designer John Abul, events and theater lighting designer Jon Jon Villareal, visual artist and set designer Leo Abaya and contemporary dancer and choreographer Carlon Matobato.
For inquiries and ticket reservations, call Backroom 4351098 or 9283121.
[Photo: Melvin Lee as Filipino caregiver Chelsea and Paul Holme as his Israeli patient Daddy Isaac in PETA's Care Divas]