Asexual Healing

Asexual Healing

Theater Review
In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play
By Sarah Ruhl
Presented by Repertory Philippines
April 7 to 23, with 8 p.m. performances on Fridays to Sundays, and 3:30 p.m. shows on Saturdays and Sundays.
There are no performances on Holy Week.
Onstage Theater, Greenbelt Mall 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City

By Sujata Mukhi

I really should stop reacting to my own perceptions of things. Just based on the title, not knowing anything about this third offering in Repertory Philippines’ 80th season, I thought this was going to be a period farce featuring a cast of philandering partners playing musical beds. In the next room. Using a vibrator. While navigating the hoop skirt or crinoline, and undressing layers and layers of underthings. Imagine the imagery in my mind, and maybe you would be enticed to watch that play instead.

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Red Turnip’s virtual reality play reflects real world issues

Red Turnip’s virtual reality play reflects real world issues

Theater
The Nether
Produced by Red Turnip Theater
Directed by Ana Abad Santos
Weekends until April 9
The Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater, Circuit Makati

IN A THEATER landscape dominated by musicals, Red Turnip Theater has focused on staging contemporary straight plays. It ends its fourth season in an unusual manner, with a science fiction crime drama, The Nether.

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Fun Home returns for a limited run

Fun Home returns for a limited run

Theater
Fun Home
Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group
March 10 to 19
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza,
Ayala cor. Buendia Aves., Makati City

AFTER its successful staging in November last year — during which it received standing ovations and mostly sold out performances — the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home will be returning for a limited two-week run of 12 performances.

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