JC Santos topbills Children’s Plays for Adults

JC Santos (left) co-stars with Thea Yrastoza and Abner Delina (right) in a theatrical play to be staged at the Power Mac Center Spotlight at Circuit Makati on December 19 and December 20.


Actor JC Santos, who earned an Urian Best Actor nomination for the Cinema One Original entry Esprit de Corps, stars in a twin-bill production of original Filipino plays.

Titled Children's Plays for Adults, these back-to-back productions are being staged at the Power Mac Spotlight at Circuit Makati this weekend, December 19 and 20.

The production consists of two original Filipino plays: Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala and Games People Play.

Shows are at 3 pm and 8 pm. Children’s Plays for Adults is directed by theater artist Ed Lacson, Jr. whose previous works include direction for Baby B. and The Maids of Tanghalang Pilipino, and several other Virgin Labfest productions.

JC stars in Games People Play, the second of the two plays in Children’s Plays for Adults.

Written by repeat Palanca winner Glenn Sevilla Mas, this play presents three people who try to understand themselves by revisiting the childhood games they played. Each game represents a rite of passage and a significant moment. It was one of the year’s most talked-about productions at the Ateneo de Manila’s Blackbox Theater; so successful that it merited an extended run. JC co-stars are Abner Delina and Thea Yrastoza.

The other play, Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala, was one of the most acclaimed productions in this year’s Virgin Labfest at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It tells the story of young and idealistic Maria who falls in love with Lorenzo, a boy who always keeps his eyes closed except when he’s looking at the stars.

The script written by Eljay Castro Deldoc is based on the book A Kite of the Stars by Dean Francis Alfar. The cast includes Krysttle Valentino, Rafael Tibayan, Ian Santos and Jay-R Sanchez.

Reviewer Ibarra Mateo affirmed it as “the crown jewel of the Virgin Labfest 2015.”

Another reviewer, Fred Hawson, described it as “imaginative” and “unlike any other play.”

This twin-bill production is produced by Bit by Bit, the company behind the critically-acclaimed commercial run of Dulaang UP's Orosman at Zafira at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage in 2011, and Maxie the Musical, the theatre adaptation of the film Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros at the PETA Center in 2013.

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Bit by Bit Company is mounting this very special twin bill with Hero Blueberry & West, a creative and events company. Their partners in this endeavor are Business Mirror (official media partner) and sponsors Dole Pineapple, Zipang Restaurant, Hardin Creekside Resort and The Skin Sanctuary.

For more information, contact Tonibelle Chan at (0917) 712-2321, email tonibellechan@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/BitByBitCompany.


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