Cocks - A play that search for self identity


“The search for love becomes so complicated by all our assumptions about it. Our tendency for gauging relationships, self-probing; our obsession over proper communication casts a dark shadow over the experiential aspects of the relationship. Just because we can analyze something endlessly doesn’t mean we should.”


Director Rem Zamora

This is how Rem Zamora relates to the story of his latest directorial debut of a contemporary play entitled Cock, written by British playwright Mike Barlett.

The title itself suggests theatergoers to expect some transgressive contents, perhaps sexual details that push the limits of their comfort.


 The play is set in a circular stage that resembles a cockpit at a close distance from the theatergoers. This kind of setup creates intimacy with the viewers as if they were inside of the actors’ room, that they were just part of the play. No props and complicated costumes used in this production. Clean, simple, very minimalistic.

Cock is a story of a gay couple that had a short break with their relationship, when one of the partners, John, unexpectedly fell in love with a woman. The theme is common, it is about love triangle, but it was presented with clever and unusual twist that provides both comedy and serious social relevance.

The play revolves on John’s search for his selfdentity, sexuality, and his ability to decide on his own.

Also, one of the must see scenes in the play is the creative portrayal of sex. Clothes on and the actors just go around the stage without touching each other.

The show, under the productions of Red Turnip Theater, officially opens on March 7  and will run until April 6 at the Whitespace in Makati.

Tickets are available through TicketWorld (891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph) or Red Turnip Theater (redturniptheater@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/RedTurnipTheater)

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