June 17, 2011

The best medicine

PETA Theater's "Care Divas" ran from February to March of this year, but it proved to be so popular, it extended to April and is being performed again this June and July. It is a musical comedy about five transvestite Filipino overseas workers in Israel at the time of the Intifada (not specified, but I assume it was the second). During the day, they are caregivers for elderly Jews, but at night, they metamorphose into fully made-up, high-heeled drag queen club singers. The themes that the play explores include migration, homelessness, relationships, alienation and identity—in the most melodramatic, outrageous, hilarious, loud and bittersweet manner. Just the way most Filipinos like their storytelling.

Care Divas actors with fans at the PETA theater lobby
This was the scene at the theater lobby after the play. It was the first time I saw theater actors here mobbed like they were rock stars!

9 comments:

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Ah! These post performance snaps with the cast members are always fun to see. Looks like they're having a ball there. I think this show could have big potential... maybe even go as far as Broadway. Is this play in English?

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe the theater fans were looking for an encore, non?

brattcat said...

terrific capture!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

You did not just capture the physical image but the feeling as well! Good Job Hilda! Sure looks a fun fun fun event!

Steven^^

Lois said...

Looks like everyone was having a great time@

Francisca said...

Great shot, Hilda! Is the play in English or Tagalog?

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic costumes! Love the actor in the foreground, so cool even with bunny ears!

Cezar and Léia said...

Something to be seen...
:)
God bless you!
Cezar!

Tamera said...

That's a great picture! And it sounds like the play was a blast -- what fun!