Monday, February 16, 2009

Ako si Ada, Isang Bakla. Yung lang.

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“Yun lang…” Eula Valdez utters the last line, in her Zaturnnah garb- flaming red hair and all. It was standing ovation during the curtain call.

I had forgotten how much fun it was to watch live theater- the last time was in UP Diliman when I was a mere sophomore. Carlo Vergara’s Zsazsa Zaturnnah, Ze Musikal is a delightful, thought-provoking play that gives a humorous and refreshing take on gay issues like self-acceptance, gender equality, and of course, same-sex love.

In my case, it was certainly worth flying to Manila for (of course to spend our very first Valentine’s Day as a couple, ‘di ba Hun?), and returning to Tacloban in record time the following day for fear that Nanay might suspect I’ve been gallivanting. I slipped out of my Saturday class and hurried to the airport… totally worth cutting classes for! Kidding, I’m kidding- I asked permission from the instructor, of course.

I probably won’t stop raving about it to my friends, I mean, I enjoyed the comic book before, but to see it live in theater with a terrific cast- it was absolutely fantastic. Perfection! A celebration of the colorful, often dramatic life of pinoy gay men. Being born different is as unexpected as the pink Zaturnnah stone falling on Ada, bestowing unique abilities and woes that came with it. But hey, in time we all come to terms with it and find our own strength (right Ada?). After all those years of struggles and drama, I too, could finally say this, without shame or remorse:


Joke. Eto yun:

“Ako si Thad, isang bakla. Yun lang!


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Yffar (^^,) said...

i also watched zsazsa zaturnnah ze muzical. pero nung feb 15 3pm.



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