After witnessing another Pinoy masterpiece last weekend at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), I keep remembering the line Eugene Domingo once said in her latest movie "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2" - "Kapag may bakla masaya. Masaya kapag may bakla."
"Care Divas" is not just another gay-playing stage show. There's more to it than just five gays portraying the lives of our Overseas Filipino Workers in Israel. There's more to it than just five gays dressed in these glamorous outfits, singing the gayest song ever and teasing everyone with their funny antics and out-of-this-world punchlines. "Care Divas" is a story of every Filipino family, of our nation, of ourselves.
Starring a powerhouse ensemble of seasoned PETA actors including Ron Alfonso, Eko Baquial, Jason Barcial, Joan Bugcat, Buddy Caramat, Vince De Jesus, Eric Dela Cruz, Gio Gahol, Melvin Lee, Joseph Madriaga, Dudz Teraña, and Gold Villar, Care Divas also includes guest actors Ophir Burton, Ricci Chan, Red Concepcion, Jef Flores, Paul Holme, Sherry Lara, Thou Reyes, Leo Rialp, and Myke Salomon as it makes its comeback this February to kick-start its 50th season program.
On of the Philippines's top hit musical comedy - drama, "Care Divas" was first staged in 2011. This show tells the story of five transgender overseas Filipino workers in Israel who are caregivers by day and transform into glamorous drag queen performers by night.
Written by award-winning playwright Liza Magtoto which centers to the lives of the main characters: Chelsea, Shai, Thalia, Kayla and Jonee. They struggle to make ends meet and search for freedom and acceptance in the ‘Promised Land’.
In its 50 years in the industry, PETA has produced multitude of creative artists who believe in its vision of empowering the Filipinos through the performing arts.
In the same vein, Converse Philippines, a proud supporter of music and arts, upholds creativity and individuality with its featured iconic Converse sneaker and apparel used in the musicale.
"Care Divas," will run from February 3 to March 19, with shows at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, at PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.
For tickets, you may call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or PETA Theater at 725-6244.