Skin-Deep: February feature at the PETA-Phinma Theater

isayrobert1.jpgVincent A. de Jesus’ SKIN-DEEP headlines this year’s offerings at the PETA Theater Center.

Doctor Beau Batoctol, an internationally famous Filipino cosmetic surgeon opens the world’s first one-stop beauty resort here in the Philippines – the SKIN-DEEP BEAUTY SANCTUARY! And for its grand opening promo, seven lucky texters will win a chance to stay at Skin-Deep for a month and avail of all the beauty treatments, procedures and surgeries it has to offer – ABSOLUTELY FOR FREE!! The Lucky Makeover Seven – an obese female call-center agent, a troubled married couple, a male model wannabe, a flamboyant florist, an abused housewife burned beyond recognition and the reigning Miss Artificial Beauty – go through different miracle procedures hoping to become more aesthetically acceptable to the cruel world outside. Trouble arises inside the Sanctuary when the seven personalities collide – strong opinions clash, questions of self-worth being raised, dirty secrets revealed and ugly truths about themselves are exposed. And the more they become “beautiful” on the outside, the more confused some of them become on the inside.

A story of seven ordinary people and their frenzied search for beauty and happiness, Skin-Deep uses a scalpel and cuts the surface to examine one’s need to be accepted by a seemingly superficial world where ‘packaging’ is more important than ‘character’. From a simple tweaking of a nose to a complete body overhaul, they all soon discover that the pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of happiness.

Directed by Nor Domingo with music by Lucien Letaba, Skin-Deep features some of today’s most admired theater actors – Melvin Lee, Rem Zamora, Robert Seña, Eric Bisa, Isay Alvarez, May Bayot-de Castro, Bituin Escalante, Gail Guanlao-Billones, Mary Ann Espinosa, Phil Noble, Al Gatmaitan, Red Anderson, Glecy Atienza, Diana Malahay, Onyl Torres, Joseph Grantusa, Delphine Buencamino, Neomi Tabanao-Gonzales, Joan Bugcat, Eric dela Cruz, and Giu Comia.

Musical Arrangement by Melvin Corpin, Production design by Leo Abaya, Lighting Design by Jonjon Villareal, Costume by Kalila Aguilos and Choreography by Christine Crame-Santillan.  Photography and poster design by Jojit Lorenzo.

Performances happen on all weekends beginning February 1 to March 9, 2008 with matinee and evening performances on Fridays and 10am and 3pm performances on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are at PhP300.00.  Schedules, however, are subject to change without prior notice.

For ticket reservations and inquiries, please contact the PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at 4100821 or 7256244, mobile numbers 0917-8154567 or 0918-9068083, or email mpr@petatheater.com or petampro@yahoo.com.

13 Comments

  1. hey…! i just want to congratulate you guys (the cast of “SKIN DEEP”)
    who perform last sunday Feb.3, you are amazing…! i’am hoping that i
    can watch you again performing on stage…! specially ms. Esay Alvarez,
    you are awesome, i love your voice…! also hoping that i can join your group someday….!
    (hehehe in my dreams) coz’ i love music and theater so much. By the
    way i am Mark Dale Miquiabas, student from Southeast Asian College an
    avid fan of your magnificent Theater Play. Thats all…. MORE POWER &
    GOOD LUCK…!

  2. great story. trully money can’t buy happiness.

    hope that i could work with you guys!

    God Bless!

  3. “things are beautiful if you love them.”

  4. thank you so much for watching skin deep. we are truly happy to hear that you guys liked this production. please tell your friends about it and keep visiting this site for upcoming events.

  5. hi so super gagaling tlga ng mga artista sa peta proved and tested q na kasi 3rd time q ng makapanood ng play d2 xa peta 1st play na napanood q eh yong belong puti lst year and yong romulus d great ngayon nman 2ng skin-deep mganda tlga sya grav sana marami pa aqng mapanood d2 and sana lagi nyong einvite yong marikina polytechnic college thanks

  6. Hi, I would like to Congratulate the actors and actreses of the SKIN DEEP!!! hahaha it was really really very awesome! I really like watching plays talaga kaya I am very much thankful na napanuod ko ang SKIN DEEP. In behalf of St. Mary’s Academy of Sta. ANA, Congratulations! keep it Up.. Godbless!

  7. Thank you so much Mr. Amoranto! We had loved having you and the students of St. Mary’s here. We hope this will be the start of a wonderful theatrical journey throughout the years to come. You and the students will always be welcome to drop by and we will look forward to having you here again!

  8. i want to congratulate the whole cast and production staff of Skin Deep. truly a magnificent piece. i would like to commend the writer for having such a beautiful story line, the director for having such a vision for the play, the actors and actresses for such flawless acting. i would like to commend the technical (lights and sounds) director especially because of such beauty and elegance in the lights and sounds. it did its part to emphasize and further enhance the play itself.great job to all and congratulations. (i watched it feb 29, 2008)

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  10. want to congratulate the whole cast and production staff of Skin Deep. truly a magnificent piece. i would like to commend the writer for having such a beautiful story line, the director for having such a vision for the play, the actors and actresses for such flawless acting. i would like to commend the technical (lights and sounds) director especially because of such beauty and elegance in the lights and sounds. it did its part to emphasize and further enhance the play itself.great job to all

  11. Hi, I would like to Congratulate the actors and actreses of the SKIN DEEP!!! hahaha it was really really very awesome! I really like watching plays talaga kaya I am very much thankful na napanuod ko ang SKIN DEEP. In behalf of St. Mary’s Academy of Sta. ANA, Congratulations! keep it Up.. Godbless!

    Comment by peta1 on February 28, 2008 2:12 am
    Thank you so much Mr. Amoranto! We had loved having you and the students of St. Mary’s here. We hope this will be the start of a wonderful theatrical journey throughout the years to come. You and the students will always be welcome to drop by and we will look forward to having you here again!

    Comment by Francesca on March 4, 2008 2:18 pm
    i want to congratulate the whole cast and production staff of Skin Deep. truly a magnificent piece. i would like to commend the writer for having such a beautiful story line, the director for having such a vision for the play, the actors and actresses for such flawless acting. i would like to commend the technical (lights and sounds) director especially because of such beauty and elegance in the lights and sounds. it did its part to emphasize and further enhance the play itself.great job to all and congratulations. (i watched it feb 29, 2008)

    Comment by peta on March 10, 2008 8:37 am
    want to congratulate the whole cast and production staff of Skin Deep. truly a magnificent piece. i would like to commend the writer for having such a beautiful story line, the director for having such a vision for the play, the actors and actresses for such flawless acting. i would like to commend the technical (lights and sounds) director especially because of such beauty and elegance in the lights and sounds. it did its part to emphasize and further enhance the play itself.great job to all

  12. plsss send me your reaction about our play..plsss??i just want to know thank u very much!

  13. WELL THIS IS MY EMAIL ADD jepoy_srb@yahoo.com ty sennd me your reaction thanx!


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