That’s the central conceit behind Red Turnip Theater’s second offering, COCK by Mike Bartlett.
A sold-out hit when it first premiered in London in 2009 and subsequently during its off-Broadway run a year later, COCK revolves around a gay couple whose rocky relationship derails when one of them sleeps (and falls in love) with a woman.
Debates over one’s sexual identity explode when all three decide to sit down and “duke it out” over dinner.
Hilarity ensues when another unexpected guest turns up and loyalties are put to the test. As one character puts it, “It’s the ultimate bitch fight”.
Rem Zamora makes his directorial debut with COCK.
“We’re excited to be back in Whitespace. A lot of people who came to CLOSER said they enjoyed the intimacy of the experience and the space.”
COCK is a comedy with bite. No props, scenery or furniture. Just actors, sharp dialogue and some clever staging.
Zamora has assembled a tight cast of theatrical heavyweights for COCK’s Manila premier.
Topper Fabregas plays John, a young man caught between his gay lover and his growing attraction to another woman- W, played by Jamora.
Niccolo Manahan makes a theatrical comeback as M, John’s lover who isn’t about to let him go without a fight.
Rounding off this impressive cast is Audie Gemora as F, M’s well-meaning father whose sudden appearance at dinner throws everyone for a loop.
Cock is directed by Rem Zamora with technical direction and lighting design by John Batalla, set design by Denis Lagdameo, and sound design: Jethro Joaquin.
Whitespace is at 2314 Chino Roces Avenue Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati
March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 — Friday at 9 PM
March 8, 15, 29 and April 5 — Saturday at 8 PM
April 5, Saturday at 4 PM
March 9, 16, 23 and April 6 — Sunday at 4 PM
and a special closing gala on April 6, Sunday, 8 PM
COCK is supported by Fila, Whitespace, Gung Ho Films Manila, Bose, National Book Store,
Powerbooks, When In Manila, and Radio Republic. BusinessWorld, and HerWord.com.
Food and drinks concession provided by Speakeasy.
In my house everyday is Valentine’s Day. So this Friday I’m excited to be home and just chill with my boys in my socks and sweats.
Got no date on Valentine’s Day? Who wants to join the traffic anyway?
Have your date with HBO as it lines up a romantic movie marathon on February 14, 2014.
Here’s what showing from 12 midnight onwards:
12 AM — The Five Year Engagement
(Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans)
About a young couple that takes a little longer to say ‘I do’. An affianced duo—he’s a chef and she’s an academic—weather their share of challenges including several moves across the country, a romantic competition and even a break-up.
2 AM — Like Crazy
(Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence)
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she overstays her visa and gets banned from the U.S.
3:30 AM — Message in a Bottle
(Kevin Costner, Robin Wright-Penn, Paul Newman)
Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Walking alone on deserted beach, a woman finds a bottle containing a moving, passionate letter, signed simply, “G.” The letter’s poetry and heartache compel her to begin a search for the author which eventually leads to a sailboat builder on the Outer Banks of North Carolina—and a chance to find love.
5:45 AM — The Holiday
(Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law)
Two women with problems in love, Iris and Amanda, meet on the Internet and exchange houses to change their lifestyles. When Iris heads to California and Amanda moves to a traditional English countryside, respective romances brew and both ladies find it hard to make a decision.
8:00 AM — How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg)
Andie is a sexy young journalist who’s stuck writing a cheesy advice column for a magazine. For a change, she decides to write a piece on things women do that turn men off, and personally attempts to snag and scare off a man in 10 days—in the name of research.
9:50 AM — The Notebook
(Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, David Thornton)
Based on the best-selling novel by acclaimed author, Nicholas Sparks. When a young North Carolina boy, Noah, sees the beautiful Allie Hamilton, it’s love at first sight. Allie initially treats him as a friend and nothing more, but against the wishes of her aristocratic mother, she finds herself falling in love with Noah. Their vastly different social backgrounds, her mother’s stifling supervision and her looming, arranged engagement to Lon Hammond Jr., are more than enough to hinder their romance. But Noah and Allie prove that true love is indeed strong enough to withstand the brutal tests of memory and time.
11:55 AM — Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
(Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel)
A small-town grocery bagger, Rosalee, adores the Hollywood bad-boy celebrity, Tad Hamilton, and ends up winning a date with him. She’s over the moon, but her friend, Pete isn’t since he’s been carrying the torch for her. When the actor gets smitten by Rosalee’s character, he follows her back to West Virginia, much to Pete’s chagrin.
1:30 PM — Bridget Jones’ Diary
(Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant)
Based on Helen Fielding’s book. Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single English woman, decides to improve her life and chronicle the efforts in a diary. We follow her efforts through her wry and witty narration, as she struggles with career, family, and romantic challenges.
3:05 PM — Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
(Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant)
Bridget Jones begins to question her romance with the ultra-conservative Marc Darcy. To complicate matters, Daniel Cleaver, Bridget’s wild playboy boss asks her to join him on location in Thailand for a TV shoot.
4:50 PM — The Lake House
(Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock)
As lonely Dr. Kate Forster exchanges letters with architect Alex Wyler, their correspondence grows into love, but the two realize they are living in the same house two years apart. To be together, they must unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance, knowing that their quest may destroy the link that has allowed them to fall in love.
6:30 PM – When in Rome
(Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston)
An ambitious young New Yorker, disillusioned with romance, takes a whirlwind trip to Rome where she defiantly plucks magic coins from a “foolish” fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of an odd group of suitors: a sausage magnate, a street magician, an adoring painter, and a self-admiring model. But when a charming reporter pursues her, how will she know if his love is the real thing?
8 PM — Hitch
(Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James)
Alex Hitchens is a legendary, and deliberately anonymous, New York City “date doctor” who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert, a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole, Hitch finally meets his match in the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas, a gossip columnist who follows Allegra’s every move. Hitch suddenly finds himself falling in love with Sara, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan’s most famous date doctor.
10 PM — This Is 40
(Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow)
Both Pete and Debbie are about to turn 40. With their kids hating each other and both of their businesses failing, the couple is on the verge of losing their house and their already estranged relationship.
Is there someone you’re dying to kiss who just happens to love chocolate?
On Valentine’s Day, bring him/her/it to any Pepper Lunch store in the Philippines to get a free Molten Milk Chocolate cake to share!
Only 100 cakes will be given per outlet, so come early.
Now that’s a good reason to kiss on the Lips.
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