Check out this feature which I produced for Young Star. My inner geek is so happy! Philippine Theater FTW! Please notice Jocelyn’s credit! Do you love it? Holler back if you love Jocelyn =) I. LOVE. JOCELYN.
FEATURE: Sipat Lawin Ensemble’s Battalia Royale vs. Ateneo Blue Repertory’s BARE
AS SEEN ON: Young Star, The Philippine Star (March 9, 2012 issue)
ARTICLE BY KARA ORTIGA
PRODUCED BY TOFF DE VENECIA and RALPH MENDOZA
ASSISTED BY JOCELYN VERZON
PHOTOGRAPHY AND POST-PRODUCTION BY JOJIT LORENZO (http://lorenzophotokitchenmain.tumblr.com)
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"10 is the Magic Number" - Battalia Royale’s resident golden boy Victor played by actor Marco Viana squares off against Bare’s popular kid Jason played by actor Jaime Barcelon
Golden Boys - Actors Marco Viana and Jaime Barcelon play popular kids Victor and Jason in Battalia Royale and Bare, respectively.
"Bitch, please!" - Bare’s queen bitch Ivy (played by Maronne Cruz) gets ready to pounce on Battalia Royale’s caculating yet extremely deadly bitch Kakai (played by Thea Yrastorza)
"Life’s a Bitch, and then you die" - Bare’s Ivy (played by Maronne Cruz) and Battalia Royale’s Kakai (played by Thea Yrastorza) savor the calm before the storm
Hunger Games - Battalia Royale’s June (played by Sarah Salazar), a student by day and stripper by night, moves in for the kill while Bare’s Nadia (played by Cassie Manalastas) waits in the shadows. She might just have a trick up her sleeve.
Maximum Authority - Battalia Royale’s Director and theater actor JK Anicoche stands in for Kuya Bodjie Pascua as Fraser Salamon, the game master. He is joined here by actress Jenny Jamora who plays Peter’s mom Claire in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Bare
"This means WAR!" - the students of Our Lady of Guadalupe High School (seen here are actors Tara Cabaero, Adrienne Veragara, Isabelle Martinez, Michan Mendoza, Mk Espiritu, and Kiko Miranda) square off against the students of St. Cecilia’s Boarding School (with actors Marphie Bernardo, Mikah Franco, Mica Fajardo, Justine Pena, and Dar Uy).
If you like what you saw, you have this weekend to catch both shows.
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Catch Bare, a pop opera in Teatrino, at The Promenade, Greenhills, on March 7-10 with gala shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and matinee shows on Saturdays at 3 p.m. For tickets, contact Chiz Jardin at 0916-5787618 or e-mail email@example.com. Check out http://www.facebook.com/bluerepbare or for more details.
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Also, Battalia Royale will be having performances in Victoria School, Cubao QC on March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Sipat Lawin Hotline 0917-5008753 for tickets or check out http://www.facebook.com/battaliaroyale for more details.