Entertainment

PETA’s Rak of Aegis Returns this December


Following more than hundred packed shows this year, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)’s phenomenal hit musical production returns to the PETA Phinma stage for a limited run this December.

Last minute buyers who failed to snag golden tickets during the show’s re-run, balikbayans coming home for Christmas, and Aegis fanatics who are itching to belt out “Sinta”, “Luha” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan” all over again, are all in for a treat as PETA produces twelve special shows of “Rak of Aegis” from December 05 to 14.

Rak of Aegis

With its successful comedic approach to social issues plus catchy musical arrangements, “Rak of Aegis” brings to life the music of power pop band Aegis through anengaging narrative that highlights the strong spirit and resilience of the Filipinos.

As PETA artistic director Maribel Legarda puts it, “The larger objective of PETA in doing original work is always really to be able to express what is the Filipino sentiment, whether it’s in music or performance, or whatever it is through art. We cannot be a world class force if we do not have our own originality!”

Aside from tackling social issues and natural calamities, “Rak of Aegis” also revolves around the love interests of the main characters, whose names are derived from those of Aegis band members as a tribute to the Filipino novelty rock group.

A story of love, fame and resilience, the narrative revolves around the residents of the flooded village of Villa Venizia. At the center of the story is Aileen, a young mall promodizer caught in the web of finding love and seeking fame to support her family. Aileen’s family like the other residents is greatly affected by the flood. Her father Kiel is in the brink of losing his job as baranggay captain Mary Jane plans to close her failing shoe factory. Knowing that her income will never be enough to make ends meet, Aileen decides to make a video in the hopes of becoming the next YouTube sensation. Aileen’s suitor Tolits posts the video online, unaware that it will put Villa Venizia under the spotlight and change their lives forever.

“Rak of Aegis” is a musical filled with visual spectacle showcasing the Pinoy’s natural love for music. The musical is created by the same women behind PETA’s hit comedy musical “Care Divas,” PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda and Palanca Award-winning writer Liza Magtoto, with musical arrangement and musical direction by actor-musician Myke Salomon.

“Rak of Aegis” also consists of a talented artistic team which includes Gio Gahol (choreography), Jonjon Villareal (lighting design), Mio Infante (production design), Carlo Pagunaling (costume design), Maco Custodio (shoe design), and Joan Pamintuan (accessory design).

“Rak of Aegis” opens on December 5 at The PETA Theater Center, New Manila, Quezon City. The musical will have two shows Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm (December 7, 8, 13, 14), and evening shows on December 5, 10-12, at 8:00pmFor tickets contact PETA at +639175765400, (02) 725-6244 or TicketWorld at (02) 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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