Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Joy Virata, Jenny Jamora headline Mind's Eye, a new play opening Nov. 9

Joy Virata and Jenny Jamora lead the cast of "Mind’s Eye", a play based on an award-winning novel, which will have its worldwide theatrical debut in the Philippines on Nov. 9-10 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

Written by award-winning children’s book author Paul Fleischman, "Mind’s Eye" celebrates the power of imagination through literature, poetry and the arts. It is about the relationship between 88-year-old Elva and 16-year-old Courtney in a nursing home in North Dakota. Elva and Courtney overcome their physical limitations to take a shared imaginary trip to Italy using their minds and a 1910 Baedeker travel guidebook. This fantasy journey allows them to visit some of the greatest museums, art galleries and architectural monuments in Italy.

The Philippine production is directed by Jaime del Mundo, with theater stalwart Virata playing Elva and Jamora as Courtney. Other cast members include Eva Villanueva, Caisa Borromeo and Red Concepcion, with the special participation of legendary theater actress Naty Crame Rogers.

Set design is by Lex Marcos, lighting design by John Batalla.

"Mind’s Eye" is presented by C. Virata Advisory and Gillian Joyce Virata and supported by Repertory Philippines Foundation Inc., Arts in the City, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Jinggo Montenejo and TeamAsia.

For ticket inquiries, call Elaine Coloma 0905-4392027 or 9287419. For information, visit Facebook.com/MindsEyePlay or follow Twitter.com/MindsEyePlay_PH.

[Photo composite: Philstar.com]

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