As part of its 51st Season, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) hosts Jon Santos’ TRUMPERTE this October 26 & 27 at the PETA Theater Center.
I always look forward to watching plays and events by PETA, this time they will be hosting a show by the very talented and spoofer Jon Santos.
Jon takes to the PETA Stage with his hilarious and on point impressions of Donald Trump and Digong Duterte and a lot of other very interesting characters. The catch is he will only be performing for a very limited two night run. #TRUMPERTE is written by Jon Santos himself, Enrico Santos and Joel Mercado with the stage direction by Michael Williams.
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TRUMPERTE (the mash-up of the show character names) is a special project for Jon because this caps his 30 years in show business. This show only proves than no one can replace him as the top political impersonator and the sharpest comic barometer of society.
Pro-HR netizens willprobablygo beastmode on statements like these.Butbefore you go lit AF,maybe it’s good to take a step back, look at the bigger picture and think if “making patol” online will do you any good.Instead of wasting precious time arguing with faceless mythical beings who hide behind screens, why not log-out, get off your mobilephone or laptop, and invite family and friends to go to thetheaterwith you,and watchA GAME OF TROLLS,PETA’s martial law musicalformillennials(and millennials-at-heart!).
But what’s it about?A GAME OF TROLLSis the story of Hector (Myke Salomon / TJ Valderrama), a professional keyboard warrior forMarshalls of History, a troll center who is running a pro-Martial Law campaign lead by Bimbam (Vince Lim). Hector, being the tactlessand detachedInternet tough guy that he is,effortlesslyinfuriates anti-martial law advocates with his insensitive andrandom unsolicited comments about the victims of Martial law,making him the top guy in the trolling game. This prompts the“visits”of the Ghosts of Martial Lawfrom the Internet Cloud,reminding him to never forget theirstruggleto liberate thecountry from the dictatorship. Their stories, along with his own mother’s,Tere(Upeng Galang-Fernandez / Gail Billones), made Hector re–examine his involvement in the trolling business.
Directed by Maribel Legarda, written by Liza Magtoto and music by Vince De Jesus, (the same team that brought youCaredivas),A GAME OF TROLLSis not only an ode to the heroes of Martial Law.It isan appeal to the millennials to#NeverForgetthatthe dark history thattook awaydemocracydecades ago has spawned the same strain of oppressor that is taking our democracy away right now.It is a reminderthatby understanding the history of the people’s struggle for democracy, we are also keeping in mind to #NeverAgain allow a tyrant to steal it away from us.It is anattempt tostimulate discourseabout truth and history in the age of social media: tolook beyond the memes and fake news, andto encouragethinking critically and acting responsiblyboth online and offline.
So what are you waiting for?Book tickets now,watch withyour family and friends, and, regardless of opinions,let’smaketheater a safe space for conversation,reflection, andcritical thinking.Tuloy po kayo saPETA Theater Center,kuwentuhan tayo!
A GAME OF TROLLS will have a limited two-weekendrun on Oct 13-14 and20-21, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center. For tickets, you may contact PETA at 725-6244 or visit ticketworld.com.ph. You may also visit our website:www.petatheater.comor send a message to the PETA Theater Center official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PETATheaterCenter/),Instagram and Twitter (@petatheatercenter).