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PETA presents "Rak of Aegis" Season 6 | June 20-September 2, 2018


RAK IS BACK! Following its 50th year, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) stages once more its iconic, Filipino musical phenomenon, Rak of Aegis, for 77 shows comprising its sixth run, with performances beginning on June 20 until September 2, 2018 at The PETA Theater Center.

Featuring songs from the popular 90’s band, Aegis, the play tells the story of Aileen, a young girl with a big voice who dreams of having her video uploaded on YouTube to become viral and eventually be discovered by the big shots. While Aileen’s motives at first seem shallow, she later reveals that it is because she wants the world to know of her barangay’s condition: submerged in flood for almost three months, with their livelihood and health all slowly drifting off with the waters.


SHOWDATES
JUNE 20-SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 
Wednesday-Friday (8:00pm)
Saturday-Sunday (3:00pm and 8:00pm)

VENUE
PETA THEATER CENTER
#5 Eymard Drive, New Manila 
Quezon City, Philippines

Director Maribel Legarda recalls “Rak’s” beginnings, “Rak of Aegis began as a jest almost five years ago. In one of our conversations, Myke Salomon said to me, kung mayroong ‘Rock of Aegis,’ dapat tayo may ‘Rak of Aegis.’ It didn’t take a second for me to realize that this was a brilliant idea.”

Since then, “Rak of Aegis” has grown to be a monumental success. It has brought audiences from different age brackets and professions, luring everyone to the theater – thanks to the timelessness of Aegis’ music!


Audiences old and new are in for a treat. Rak’s sixth season kicked off with Hu Got Talent: The Search For The Next Rakstar and screened almost a hundred hopefuls in a search for the coveted roles of Aileen, Tolits, Kenny, and Jewel. After over two months of workshop-auditions, PETA is proud to introduce the freshest faces who will join the original cast: World Championship of Performing Arts multi-medalists Shaira Opsimar and Princess Vire as Aileen, Tawag ng Tanghalan contender Kent Pontivedra as Tolits, theater artist and teacher Remus Villanueva as Kenny, Ateneo Blue Repertory RENT’s Adrian Lindayag as Jewel, and 5thGen band leader Marielle Mamaclay, TV actor Gil “Chamyto” Aguedan, Sandbox Collective Himala’s Matel Patayon, and Madison Events performer Crystal Paras as part of the ensemble. Another new addition for Rak’s sixth season is also seasoned theater artist and Palanca award-winning writer-director Rody Vera as Fernan.

CAST

AILEEN : Kim Molina, Shaira Opsimar, Princess Vire
MARY JANE : Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Isay Alvarez-Seña, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson
KIEL : Oj Mariano, Lorenz Martinez, Robert Seña, Renz Verano
MERCY : Kakai Bautista, Joann Co, Neomi Gonzales

KENNY : Poppert Bernadas, Vince Lim, Myke Salomon, Remus Villanueva
TOLITS : Joshua Bulot, Pepe Herrera, Jerald Napoles, Kent Pontivedra
JEWEL : Ron Alfonso, Jimmy Marquez, Phi Palmos, Adrian Lindayag
FERNAN : Juliene Mendoza, Gie Onida, Rody Vera

ENSEMBLE : Gimbey dela Cruz, Marielle Mamaclay, Gab Pangilinan, Crystal Paras, Matel Patayon, Abi Sulit, Teetin Villanueva, Gold Villar-Lim, Gil Aguedan, Roi Calilong, Gio Gahol, Carlon Matobato, John Moran, Paeng Sudayan, Adrian Lindayag


ARTISTIC STAFF

Written by Liza Magtoto
Directed by Maribel Legarda
Musical Direction and Arrangement by Myke Salomon
Choreography by Gio Gahol
Set Design by Mio Infante
Lights Design by JonJon Villareal
Costume Design by Carlo Pagunaling
Shoe Design by Maco Custodio
Accessory Design by Jo-ann Pamintuan

Whether you’re watching for the first time, or watching again, don’t miss it! Join us for another raging storm of laughter, powerhouse vocals, and rousing stories of resilience in PETA’s “Rak of Aegis!”

“Rak of Aegis” runs from June 20 to September 2 at the PETA Theater Center, with shows on Wednesdays to Fridays (8:00 PM) and Saturdays to Sundays (3:00 PM and 8:00 PM). For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at Tel. No. 725-6244 or TicketWorld at 891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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