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How Joaquin Valdes and I became a true tandem in ‘Red’

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ACTOR’S Actors Inc.’s production of John Logan’s “Red” will have a rerun on
Aug. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. at Teatrino, Greenhills, for the benefit of the UP School of
Economics Alumni Association and the UPSE Class of ’88. Bart Guingona directs and top bills the play, along with Joaquin Valdes.

I had never really known Joaquin Pedro Valdes personally until I had him read for the part of Ken in John Logan’s “Red.” He was the last in a line of would-be Kens, each of whom was lacking in some way. Sure, I had seen him as a child actor in Trumpets’ “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” but I had never really said anything to him before beyond a postperformance “Congrats!”

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Playing ‘Red’: ‘If we get it right, it will be an unforgettable night of communion in the theater’–Bart Guingona

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In his early years, before he became one of the leading figures of abstract expressionism in the last century, Mark Rothko had a short-lived career in theater.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Seeing ‘Red’–art, passion and madness in a brilliant play

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RED” by John Logan is a play that won almost every major theatrical award in London when it premiered in 2009, then repeated the feat in New York when it opened the following year.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Play on enigmatic visual artist Mark Rothko set on Feb. 22

Bart Guingona plays Mark Rothko with Joaquin Valdes as the fictional assistant Ken. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Necessary Theatre proudly announces the Asian premiere of “Red”, the 2010 Tony Award winner for best play written by American writer John Logan about the famous abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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