MANILA, Philippines – Pioneer theater groups Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and Repertory Philippines have joined forces to produce the much-awaited encore performances of the hit musical comedy “Care Divas” this coming April 27-29, at Onstage Greenbelt.
“Care Divas” is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama about 5 transgender Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel who work as care givers in the morning and transform into glamorous drag queen performers at night. While desperate to make ends meet, they also struggle to search for acceptance in a foreign land.
The play’s wickedly funny text, written by award-winning playwright Liza Magtoto, tells of the lives of the main characters: the kind and loving Chelsea, the often-sarcastic group leader Shai, the ditsy Thalia, the bubbly Kayla, and the ill-tempered Jonee.
Vincent de Jesus’ musical score leaves audiences humming tunes as it weaves through the narrative. Under the direction of Maribel Legarda, the creative team behind the show includes costume designer John Abul, lighting designer Jon Jon Villareal, visual artist and set designer Leo Abaya, and contemporary dancer and choreographer Carlon Matobato.
Among the powerhouse cast of “Care Divas” are PETA artists Melvin Lee, Vincent De Jesus, Phil Noble, Buddy Caramat, Dudz Teraña, Jason Barcial, and Eric dela Cruz. Featured guests are Paul Holme, Ricci Chan, Jerald Napoles, Myke Salomon, and Angeli Bayani (together with Miguel Hidalgo and Dominic Miclat-Janssen).
Rep’s Children’s Theater artistic director Joy Virata joins the cast as Adara and Sara, roles formerly portrayed by PETA President, Cecilia Garrucho. – Rappler.com
(“Care Divas” will be at Onstage Greenbelt this April 27 at 8:00pm, and April 28 and 29 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact the PETA Marketing and Public Relations office at 725-6244, 410-0821 or 0917-5765400. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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