G TÖNGI, newly appointed artistic director of Upstart Productions, spearheads Upstart Soundstage, a series of bi-weekly dramatic readings at Century City Mall on Sunday, June 15, at 7 p.m.
Married to a photographer, Susy Henderson is a London housewife who is blind as the result of an accident. A chain of events leads three criminals (two ex-convicts, and a ruthless killer) to her house when she is alone. The three are searching for a musical doll that contains 20,000 pounds of heroin.
On a recent Monday at a P75-per-beer-bottle bar in Makati City, five original one-act-plays written by actor-director-playwright-producer Joel Trinidad were the main attractions for the night. Also having a good time with the Makati yuppies and some expats was Noel Trinidad. Gray-haired and still with the perpetually smiling face, the veteran theater-film-TV actor-host-comedian was all but proud of his son.
The Broadway megahit “The Producers,” written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, a musical comedy based on the 1968 Mel Brooks movie, went on to win 12 Tony Awards, a record, and ran for 2,502 performances. And the London production played for two years.