MYXclusive: EUGENE DOMINGO Returns To Theater In PETA's Adaptation Of "Night, Mother"!

Renuel Fallore

Posted at December 07, 2017

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) will stage a Filipino adaptation of Night, Mother, Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, to end its 50th season. Premiering in February 2018, the play features veteran actress Sherry Lara and Eugene Domingo who returns to the theater scene after a five-year hiatus.

The Kimmy Dora star plays Jessie, a divorced woman suffering from epilepsy who reveals her plan to end her life to her mother Thelma. The audience will be kept glued to their seats for 90 minutes as the story unfolds in real time.

The play was adapted by Ian Lomogo and directed by Melvin Lee who's known for his portrayal of Chelsea in PETA's musical comedy Care Divas. It was a privilege for Melvin to take on the said task after Soxie Topacio passed away last July.

The cast performed a short excerpt during the press launch. Eugene Domingo showcased her versatility as she returned to her theater roots. Fans who are more familiar with her comedic movie and TV roles will see her in a different light.

Night, Mother tackles family dysfunction, feminism, mental health, and suicide. PETA hopes that this will serve as a springboard for further discussion on these issues.

PETA's Night, Mother will run from February 2 to March 18, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center.

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