Twin Bill Theater Presents the Asian Premiere of DANCING LESSONS; Show Runs Aug. 16-24
Manila, Philippines--Twin Bill Theater Company opens its third theatrical season with the Asian premiere of Mark St. Germain's two-character play DANCING LESSONS. The show will run at the Power Mac Spotlight, Level 2 Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, on August 16-17 (Fri-Sat.) at 8 p.m. and August 21-24 (Wed.-Sat.) at 8 p.m.
DANCING LESSONS centers on Ever Montgomery, a young professor with Asperger's syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough about dancing to survive an awards dinner. Senga Quinn, the dancer, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they're both caught off-guard by the discoveries--both hilarious and heartwarming--that they make about each other and themselves.
Randy Villarama plays Ever; Jill Pena, Senga.
Randy is a theater, film and TV actor. His acting credits include Tanghalang Pilipino's "Dracula," "Ligawang Ligaw," "In the Middle of Silence," "Himala the Musical," "Orfeo sa Impyerno," Bakeretta," and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He was also part of PETA's "Ang Buhay ni Galileo," "Noli-Fili," and "Romulus Da Great"; Atlantis Theatrical's "Beauty and the Beast"; Trumpets' "The Horse And His Boy"; Repertory Philippines' "Portrait of An Artist as Filipino" and "Hamlet," and Dulaang UP's "Angry Christ," "Lulu," "Arturo Ui," and "Measure for Measure."
Jill, an alumna of the Ateneo de Manila University-Fine Arts program, has done Resorts World Manila's "The Sound of Music," "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert," "Bituing Walang Ningning," and "Annie"; 9 Works Theatrical's "They're Playing Our Song"; Upstart Productions' "Into the Woods"; Trumpets' "The Horse And His Boy," and Atlantis Theatrical's "Tarzan," "Carrie," "Addams Family," "Kinky Boots," "Sideshow," "Waitress," and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."
The show's creative team is composed of Francis G. Matheu (director), Mark St. Germain (playwright), JM Cabling (choreographer), Kayla Teodoro (set designer), Joseph G. Matheu (lighting/technical Director), Arby Dimaculangan (sound designer), Joyce Garcia (video graphics designer) and Benjor Catindig (graphic designer).
DANCING LESSONS had its world premiere in 2014 for Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. From 2015-present, it has been performed by various regional theater companies in Connecticut, Rochester, San Diego. Sta. Barbara, San Francisco, Vermont, Ohio, and Florida.
DANCING LESSONS is produced with permission granted by Abrams Artists Agency, 275 Seventh Ave. 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA.
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