Now with their 2nd season Red Turnip Theater has made a footprint in the theater world.Compromise of five actors establishing a footprint and re-introducing the Philippine audience to the straight play. A band of five actors that make up Red Turnip (Ana Abad Santos, Topper Fabregas, Jenny Jamora, Cris Villonco and Rem Zamora).
Now with in their second season they are back with 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Rabbit Hole”. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Rabbit Hole” was a Broadway hit that garnered several Tony nominations and a win for its lead actress, Cynthia Nixon. It was then adapted into a critically acclaimed film with Nicole Kidman in 2010 and earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
What about Rabbit Hole?
“Rabbit Hole” explores the way people deal with loss and how this affects those closest to them their families. Variety calls it “an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty”.
The Cast of Rabbit Hole
A film and television star Agot Isidro in the role of Becca, with theater veteran Michael Williams as her husband Howie. This production marks Agot’s return to theater after notable turns in Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah”, Atlantis Productions’ “Baby” and Trumpets’ “Honk!”. Williams’ long lists of credits include starring roles in “Jekyll and Hyde”, “Les Miserables” and “Man of La Mancha” for Repertory Philippines.
Joining Isidro and Williams is Che Ramos-Cosio (Tatlong Maria, Dogeaters) as Becca’s sister Izzy and Sheila Francisco (South Pacific, August Osage County) as their mother Nat. Dulaang UP’s Ross Pesigan (Ang Nawalang Kapatid, Titus Andronicus) rounds off the eclectic cast as Jason, the young boy responsible for the tragic loss of their son.
Re-run of “Cock” by Mike Bartlett
A critical darling during its premiere last March, the original cast reunites for a limited run at Whitespace. Topper Fabregas, Niccolo Manahan, Jenny Jamora and Audie Gemora reprise their roles under Rem Zamora’s direction. “Cock”, heralded as “a triumph” and “a theatrical gem”, will run from October 3 – 5.
“Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies
This will be Red Turnips Theater off-season by February 2015. A Pulitzer Prize nominee, it tells the story of a photojournalist who is forced to return home from a war zone. She must then come to terms with her professional and personal life and her place in the world. Ana Abad Santos and Nonie Buencamino lead the cast. Rem Zamora directs.
“Rabbit Hole” opens on August 1, 2014 and runs all weekends of August. Log on to https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater for complete show schedules.
Direction: Topper Fabregas
Technical Direction & Lighting Design: John Batalla
Set Design: Faust Peneyra
Sound Design: Jethro Joaquin
Venue: Whitespace is located at 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati.