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- Suicide Inc. and Happiness is a Pearl Go Onstage Again This Jan. 14 and 15
Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Monday, January 9, 2017
Twin Bill Theater (TBT) is staging Suicide, Incorporated, a well-reviewed dark comedy written by Andrew Hinderaker about a company that writes suicide letters for its clients. The group is tackling the morbid subject matter not just because it is challenging “the taboo that is attached to suicide in the Philippines”, but also to allow audiences to explore the related topics that surround it. The show’s directed by Steven Conde and stars Hans Eckstein and Jeremy Domingo. It had a regular run last July 2016 and it will have a special staging on Jan. 15, 2pm, at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, as part of the BGC Arts Center Festival.
Aliw Awards’ 2016 Best Non-Musical Production, Happiness is a Pearl, an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer Rody Vera. It’s produced by Artist Playground, a new theater company like TBT. The play revolves around Kenji, Maria, and Mari, whose lives are intertwined because of their struggles in finding the true meaning of love and happiness. It features Ruth Alferez, Tomas Miranda and The Players, Artist Playground’s very own group of artists. This one-act piece directed by Paul Jake Paule ran last June 2016 and will go onstage for one show at the Zobel De Ayala Recital Hall, located at the second floor of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, on Jan. 14, 1pm.
The BGC Arts Center is the centerpiece of BGC’s Cultural District. A project of the non-profit, Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., it is the first and only stand-alone theater established through private donations. It is dedicated to providing a cultural and educational experience that will inspire the public to explore their creative side and embrace Filipino artistry. A collaboration by award-winning architects and designers, the BGC Arts Center is composed of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, the Alveo Central Plaza, and the Sun Life Amphitheater.
Aside from the abovementioned productions, there are other shows from different performing arts companies. Below is the full schedule:
Pinnochio - Kids Act Philippines Inc. - Jan. 14 - 9am - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Happiness is a Pearl - Artist Playground - Jan. 14 - 1pm - Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Center
STEPS Dance Studio Showcase - Jan. 14 - 2pm - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
La Voix Humane - MusicArtes, Inc. - Jan. 14 - 6pm - - Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Kung Paano Maghiwalay & Entropy - Egg Theater Co.- Jan. 14 - 8pm - Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Katips - Philippine Stagers Foundation - Jan. 14 - 8pm - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Ang Kinang ni Kahlim - Artist Playground - Jan. 15 - 9am and 10:30am - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Suicide Inc. - Twin Bill Theater - Jan. 15 - 2pm - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
STEPS Dance Studio Showcase - Jan. 15 - 3pm - Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Center
Opera Gala - Musicartes, Inc. - Jan. 15 - 5pm - Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Center
SPIT Señor! - Jan. 15 - 7pm - Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Center
For ticket inquiries, you may contact Ticketworld at 891-9999. Prices range from 200php up. You may visit the Facebook events page as well for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/340486346331539.