One of the bard’s most unforgettable comedies gets a musical face-lift in Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) “D Wonder Twins of Boac”, the company’s musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”.
PETA’s Artistic Director Maribel Legarda (“Care Divas” and “William”) directs this while multi-awarded writer Rody Vera penned this musical.
Set in the groovy and swinging 60′s, “D Wonder Twins of Boac” is about the talented, fraternal twins Viola (Cris Villonco) and Bastian (Chrome Cosio) from Marinduque who aspires to be artist at the “decline” of the Philippine Cinema’s golden era. Just like the original Shakespearean plot, the twins are separated by a shipwreck on their way to Manila.
Despite the unfortunate event and believing that her brother died, the determined young Viola disguises herself as a boy as she auditions as ‘Elvis’ of Campanilla Pictures owned by Doc Orsino (essayed by Bodjie Pascua, alternating with Lex Marcos), one step to fulfill her dream of making it to the big screen. Doc Orsino hires Ceasar (Viola in disguised) but eventually becomes his boy Friday.
Complications arise as she falls for Doc Orsino while Donya Olivia (Shamaine Buencamino), the unresponsive object of the Doc Orsino’s affection and owner of BLV Studios, as she falls madly in love with Caesar (Viola).
“D Wonder Twins of Boac” stars Cris Villonco (Viola/Caesar), Chrome Cosio (Bastian) Bodjie Pascua and Lex Marcos (Doc Orsino), Shamaine Buencamino (Olivia), Gino Ramirez, Paolo Rodriguez, Carlon Matobato, Riki Benedicto, Gie Onida, Eric dela Cruz, Roi Calilong, Kiki Baento, Kat Castillo, Tricia Huseña and Divine Aucina.
Jeff Hernandez composed the music, Carlon Matobato choreographs, John Abul designs the costumes, Jon Jon Villareal does the lights design.
“D Wonder Twins of Boac” will have 30 shows from February 1 to March 3 at the PETA Theater Center. Ticket prices are Php800 (VIP) and Php600 (regular). For inquiries, contact PETA through 725-6244, 0917-5765400, or firstname.lastname@example.org