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‘The Last Five Years’–heartbreak that sears and soars

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JOAQUIN Valdes
andNikki Gil in
“The Last 5 Years”
SYLVETH ONG-IKO

After the initial bliss and the endless promises of love, when does a couple finally call it quits? At what point do they (or one of them, anyway) say it’s over?

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Nikki Gil and Joaquin Valdes share love, heartbreak–and 90 minutes of pure song–in ‘The Last 5 Years’

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NIKKI Gil and Joaquin Valdes play onstage couple Cathy Hyatt and Jamie
Wellerstein.   PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

JAMIE WELLERSTEIN, a struggling writer, meets equally struggling actor Cathy Hyatt in New York. They fall in love and build a life together, but somewhere along the way the relationship falls apart. In the end, they choose to go their separate ways.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

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 »

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