RED TURNIP THEATER BRINGS BACK “COCK”

Friday, September 19, 2014

After presenting its Manila premiere last February, Red Turnip Theater is bringing back the Olivier Award-winning play Cock for a limited one weekend re-run this October. Mike Bartlett’s comedy about sexual identity was a surprise smash, playing to packed houses and critical acclaim. It also marked the directorial debut of Rem Zamora.



Actress Jenny Jamora says, “We perform the show in the round and we actually had an audience member who came to the show four times because he wanted to see the show from all angles. As an actor, I’ve never been part of something that’s generated this much discussion. It’s very rewarding.”

Rem Zamora adds, “I think one of the main reasons as to why the show is such a hit is because the script is brilliant. People could relate to the situation and these characters, regardless of their sexual preference. It also doesn’t hurt that I’ve been blessed with an amazing cast who’ve brought the script to places I never thought possible.”

Cock has brought Red Turnip Theater one step closer to achieving its vision of bringing more straight plays with an experiential angle to the local scene. It has also stayed true to what this company is gaining a reputation for: fantastic, ensemble acting coupled with great writing. The success of its first run could only be a testament to the growing market for this kind of theater.



Cock is directed by Rem Zamora, with technical direction and lighting design by John Batalla, set design by Denis Lagdameo and sound design by Jethro Joaquin.

It will be staged on October 3, 4 and 5, 2014 (Friday, 9 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 4 pm. and 8 p.m.) at Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati.

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or email redturniptheater@gmail.com.

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