Red Turnip Theater announces its maiden production, a staging of Patrick Marber’s acclaimed play, Closer.
Directed by Ana Abad Santos, the cast features Angel Aquino, Bart Guingona, Cris Villonco, and Marc Abaya.
The show will run during the weekends of October.
After Patrick Marber debuted Closer in London in 1997, the play won him a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1998, as well as the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play when it was staged in New York in 1999. General audiences may be most familiar with the work due to its 2004 film adaptation by Mike Nichols, starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen.
The story revolves around two couples who weave in and out of each other’s orbits. It’s a study of lust, seduction, deceit, the myriad little lies we tell others (and ourselves), and the cowardice that keeps us from being honest.
Watch the trailer, directed by Marie Jamora:
The production will mark acclaimed film actress Angel Aquino’s debut in a stage play.
Aquino was most recently seen in Erik Matti’s On The Job, which debuted at the Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Bart Guingona is no stranger to the material, having directed it himself in a production several years ago.
TV and film actor Marc Abaya, son of pioneering director Marilou Diaz-Abaya and frontman of rock band Kjwan, also makes his stage debut with Closer.
And Cris Villonco is one of the founding members of Red Turnip Theater.
Technical Direction & Lighting Design: John Batalla
Set Design: Gino Gonzales
Sound Design: Jethro Joaquin
Costumes: Raven Ong
Tickets available at TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or or go click HERE.
Or call 215-0788 • 0917-537-8313. Opening night tickets available only through Red Turnip.
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