“LARO,” a Filipino adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s infamous classic “La Ronde” (1897), written by Floy Quintos with additional material by Miguel Castro, is a play with a series of 10 sexual encounters of men that exchange views about love, life, and morality. In the local adaptation, it explores the never-ending search for happiness and true love within Manila's gay community.
“Laro” will run for eight (8) shows at ARTS ABOVE, Penthouse of West Avenue Building (BIR), West Avenue, Quezon City, on the first two weekends of JUNE Pride Month -- June 1-2 and June 8-9, with 3 PM and 7 PM performances.
The play, consisting of 10 interlocking encounters between pairs of characters, tells the story of 10 characters from different walks of life. It will be staged by Artist Playground and it will be directed by John Mark Yap,
CAST André Miguel (Call Boy), Paul Jake Paule (Pulis), and Phillippe Salvador Palmos (Drag Queen). Gio Gahol and Mike Liwag (Manggagamit), MC Dela Cruz (Kalaguyo), Al Gatmaitan and Victor Sy (Ideal), Ross Pesigan (Estudyante), Jon Abella and Vincent Pajara (Manunulat), Jonathan Ivan Rivera and Jay Gonzaga (Modelo), and Vincent A. DeJesus (Pilantropo.)
“Laro” was first produced by Theater Now!, the now defunct experimental arm of Bulwagang Gantimpala, in 2004, with original cast members Andoy Ranay, Peter Serrano, Juliene Mendoza, Jo MariJose, Miguel Castro, Neil Ryan Sese, and Roli Inocencio.
The production team includes: Movement design by JM Cabling, set design by Io Balanon, costume design by Nicolo Perez, lighting design by Miggy Panganiban, sound design by Arvy Dimaculangan, and graphics design by Gian Nicdao.
Tickets can purchased at Ticket2Me.net. For more inquiries, contact Ira at 0915-832-9579.