How do you make the headlines of the New York Times? According to Rep's NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY you have two options.
Option A: Become a world-renowned Broadway super star.
Option B: Turn into a multiple personality serial killer.
Tough choice, huh?
In the Musical, Christopher Gill, played by director Audie Gemora, unable to make Option A - which was undeniably accomplished by his late mother, opts for the second option. Gill goes on a killing spree dressed in various costumes, putting on different accents - trying to prove to the ghost of his late mother that he is just as capable of being an actor as she was. He wanders around Brooklyn and New York preying on women who seem to fit a similar profile.All his victims subconsciously remind him of his mother. His mother is played by Pinky Marquez Cancio, who also plays all the murder victims. Adding to this Freudian plot is Morris Brummel, played by another theater veteran, Joel Trinidad (writer of "Rivalry: The Lasalle-Ateneo Musical. Read our write up here). Brummel is a New York detective still living with his hypochondriac mother and trying to make his big break by cracking the case of the year. Mrs. Brummel, portrayed by the wonderful Sheila Francisco, provides most of the laughs in the show, (she reminds us of Renee Taylor in "The Nanny" - you know, Fran Fine's mother.) with her very Jewish, very New York typa additude, and some interesting ways of showing her love for her son.
And of course, a musical is not a musical with out a leading lady. Sarah Stone, played by the beautiful Carla Guevarra-Lafroteza, is a wealthy art dealer who develops a soft spot for the detective but finds herself competing with the killer for Brummel's attention.
Despite the violent plot, the play is a hilarious mixture of Mamma's boys and murder. We caught the show with a large group of students from FEU, so the theater was not sparse of laughter and applause - not to mention various pitches of screaming during almost kissing scenes (filipino audiences love a good tease ;) ).
GO SEE IT! You won't regret it!
|The talented cast of NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY|
Repertory Philippines has come up with an amazing season so far! After BOEING BOEING (read our article here)., NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY is definitely another fun show! Watch out for the rest of their season coming up!
If you want to grab something to eat or drink after the show, just present your NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY ticket at Chihuahua Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar, and you get 15% discount! Chihuahua is located just in Greenbelt 2, around the corner from the theater!
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ANOTHER SIDE NOTE:
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