Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Jose Javier Reyes' new play Sayaw ng mga SENIORita, starring Joel Lamangan, Arnell Ignacio, BB Gandanghari et al, to debut at National Theater Festival, CCP
Gantimpala Theater’s “Sayaw ng mga SENIORITA,” a dramatic-comedy play written by Jose Javier Reyes and directed by Jun Pablo, will debut at the forthcoming National Theater Festival presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The shows at the theater fest are on November 16, Friday (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.), at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute.
Multi-awarded directors and actors give life to Reyes' script: Soxie Topacio as Rading de Guzman, antique collector and dealer and birthday celebrant; Joel Lamangan as Terry Mangubat, the affluent yet penny-pinching businessman; Arnell Ignacio as Romeo Cajanding, Bikini Open producer and talent manager of male starlets; Manny Castañeda as Dr. Gerry Almario, aesthetic and cosmetic surgeon to the stars; and Bb. Gandanghari as Raquel Villasor, homecoming queen and socialite.
“Sayaw ng mga SENIORita” presents these five old friends as they converge at the surprise 60th birthday party for Rading, an occasion the “sisterhood” uses to examine the course of their lives, and what lies ahead.
Also starring are Doreen Bernal and China Cojuangco, and the men of the Senioritas: Chase Cervera, Johnron Tañada, Christian Paul Meteoro, Royce Chua and Dax Alejandro.
The creative team includes Monino Duque (lights designer), Dong Calingacion (technical director), Glenda Alday (stage manager) and Alice Borbe (production manager).
“Sayaw ng mga SENIORitas”' succeeding performances are on November 23, Friday, (7 p.m.), November 24, Saturday (3 p.m./7 p.m.), December 1, Saturday (7 p.m.), December 2, Sunday (3 p.m./7 p.m.), December 7 (7 p.m.) and December 8 (3 p.m./7 p.m.), at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
For the CCP shows, call the CCP box office 8323704 (direct line) and 8321125 local 1409.
For the AFP shows--for tickets, block buying and sponsorships, call 9985622 or 0939-9087633. Like www.facebook.com/gantimpala