Arts

Ateneo Blue Rep to stage ‘Kung paano ako naging leading lady’

Box-office hit Kung paano ako naging leading lady is back on stage, fully re-imagined and revamped by rip-roaring millennials. This pun-filled musical extravaganza brims with Carlo Vergara’s acerbic wit, flamboyant production numbers, and superhero-supervillain action sequences that pack a punch.

Tongue-in-cheek comedy, family drama, romance and live action converge in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s 25th Anniversary Season Finale. They partner with Dalanghita Productions in bringing to life the famed comic book world of Zsazsa Zaturnnah, but this time focusing on new characters.

Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady tells the story of a lowly labandera, Mely, and her young and wild sister, Viva, who struggle to fulfill their dreams in a world that gives a premium to foreign superheroes with white skin and well-educated barako men who always get the job. They seem to fight to be favored in a society that has no room for them.

When Mely lands a job as the maid for Fuwerza Filipinas, she steps up to this unique challenge for the sake of her family. However, her relationship with Viva becomes more complicated when something from the past keeps coming back and a forbidden romance happens amidst an ongoing war between Fuwerza Filipinas, the superheroes, and Kayumanggilas, the supervillains.

The show is set to open on April 19 and will run until April 30 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. For tickets, contact Stephanie Escuadro at 0956-845-2030 or log on to bluerepertory.org/tickets.

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