Are you in for a new romantic comedy play about two lonely souls who embark on an unlikely relationship filled with surprising discoveries and the healing power of love?
Twin Bill Theater Company is set to open its third season with the Asian premiere of DANCING LESSONS, a 95-minute charming new two-character play by Mark St. Germain beginning August 16 at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2 Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati.
Noted playwright Mark St. Germain is known for real-life figures in his fact-inspired plays namely: Camping With Henry and Tom (about Henry Ford and Thomas Edison), Freud’s Last Session (which also featured C.S. Lewis as a character), Becoming Dr. Ruth and Scott & Hem in the Garden of Allah (featuring novelists Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald). For DANCING LESSONS, Mark has written about two fictional characters in a heartfelt production that is moving, comic and sweet.
DANCING LESSONS centers on Ever Montgomery, a science professor and Senga Quinn, a Broadway dancer. At the top of her career, Senga is holed up in her apartment with a serious injury that threatens her career and identity. When neighbor Ever, a professor at New York Institute of Technology, with a condition that is fearful of touch, asks for a dancing lesson so he can deal with social intimacy (handshaking, hugs, dancing) at an upcoming awards banquet that he was tasked to host. Through the lessons, a relationship slowly develops that has both individuals stepping out of their comfort zones.
The cast includes: Randy Villarama and Jill Pena.
The artistic team of DANCING LESSONS are as follows: Francis G. Matheu (Director), Mark St. Germain (Playwright), JM Cabling (Choreographer), Kayla Teodoro (Set Designer), Joseph G, Matheu (Lighting / Technical Director), Arby Dimaculangan (Sound Designer), Joyce Garcia (Video Graphics Designer) and Benjor Catindig (Graphic Designer).
During the run of Dancing Lessons, Twin Bill Theater will engage audiences through special discussions on Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum conducted in partnership with Autism Association.
The schedule of performances of DANCING LESSONS are as follows:
- August 16 – 17 (Friday – Saturday) – 8 pm
- August 21 – 24 (Wednesday – Saturday) – 8 pm
The show will be at Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2 Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati City.
DANCING LESSONS had its world premiere in 2014 for Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. From 2015-present, it has also been performed by various regional theater companies in Connecticut, Rochester, San Diego. Sta. Barbara, San Francisco, Vermont, Ohio, and Florida. Theatre Tallahassee, Florida is set to run this production from January 23 – Feb. 2, 2020.