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Posted by : Pinoy Screen and Stage Sunday, October 15, 2017

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—One of the new theater groups in the country called Red Lantern Production is staging an original Filipino three-act sex-comedy play titled ‘Solo Para Adultos’ (For Adults Only in English) or ‘SPA’ on October 20, 8pm at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan City.

‘SPA’ is inspired from by the works of Pedro Almodóvar, a Spanish Oscar-winning director and screenwriter known for films like ‘All About My Mother’, ‘Talk to Her’, ‘Bad Education’, ‘Volver’ and ‘I'm So Excited’. However, its concept is entirely different and is a social commentary about what’s happening about the Philippine entertainment industry.

Five lead characters come together to make this production an experience that will both entertain and make the audience think about the way celebrities on television and in films manage to survive in complicated situations.

Veronica Fox, JV San Miguel and Alfred are three characters that are all victims of a cruel world and the creative minds of the authors behind a film titled Solo Para Adultos’ (‘For Adults Only’ in English).

April ‘Congratulations’ Gustilo of ‘WOWOWEE’ fame is Veronica Fox, a female porn star who comes back to her native land to make a meaningful pornographic film. She gets reunited with her long-lost lover—Alfred played by Vivo Ouano, a Starstruck alumnus, but their past turns out to be complicated when a third party is involved—a matinee actor—JV San Miguel which will be portrayed by Mr. Gay World 2017John Fernandez Raspado.

After years of separation from each other—both Veronica and the man she once loved (who is now a masseur) get intimate with each other. More and more challenges surface as they work together in a film project.

The three characters will also be pitted against with two equally gorgeous and daring characters—Georgina, a Scandal Queen, who is out to dislodge Veronica Fox; and Nicolas, a stripper who is all-willing to make a name in the murky and crazy world of showbiz. Both characters are portrayed by two other promising talents—Tori Garcia, a Japanese-Filipino singer-actress from Singapore and a former host of ‘Wowowin’ with Andres Vasquez, a film, TV and theater actor as well as a commercial and print ad model.

What makes this production a thrill to watch—it offers fresh talents debuting onstage. Four of the lead characters—Gustilo, Ouano, Garcia and Raspado are all first-timers in theater.

Red Lantern Production has produced a rap-and-roll musical —‘Kabesang Tales’ with John Arcilla (of the 'Heneral Luna' movie fame) in the lead role and was written by the multi-awarded screenwriter, novelist and playwright—Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Lee.

It aims to mount all-original Filipino productions--straight plays, musicals, and various events that cater to the Pinoy sensitivities.

For more information about ‘SPA’, follow its facebook page - @SoloParaAdultosThePlay, instagram - @soloparaadultos.theplay and twitter - @SPAthePlay. Tickets are available via TicketWorld and call (632) 891-9999.

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