Tanghalang Pilipino Present: Juego de Peligro, A tale of seduction and greed in the form of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, finishes its 28th season with a tale of seduction and greed in the form of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ controversial classic, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Adapted for stage by celebrated playwright Elmer Gatchalian, with Tuxqs Rutaquio at the helm, the stage version, now with the title Juego de Peligro, now transforms the French aristocracy to pre-war Intramuros, where, similar to the decadence of the former, the wealthy engages in the game of power play, with seduction and deceit become the tool of the trade; where only the most cunning survive and the innocents, lose along the way. Juego de Peligro opens on Feb. 20 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. Succeeding performances will be on Feb. 21-22, 27-28, and March 1 and 6-8 at 3PM and 8PM.

Juego de Peligro focuses on the two characters: Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont, who now have their Hispanic counterparts—Señora Margarita and Señor Vicente. As peninsulares of the colony, they are given the luxury to perform the cruel games of seduction and manipulation that only the privileged few experience during that period. Directed and designed by Tanghalang Pilipino’s Associate Artistic Director Tuxqs Rutaquio and adapted for stage by Elmer Gatchalian, Juego de Peligro also boasts of an impressive Artistic Team, which includes Giselle Garcia for the dramaturgy, John Batalla for the lighting design, Jed Balsamo for the sound design, and James Reyes, for the costumes.

Philippine theater icon and 2012 Asian Film Awards’ Best Supporting Actress Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino leads the stellar cast as she plays the iconic role of Señora Margarita. Shamaine is joined by Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actor Arnold Reyes as the seductively charming Señor Vicente, Cinemalaya Best Supporting Actress LJ Reyes as Señora Teresa, International character performer and Sipat Lawin Ensemble core player Adrienne Vergara as Cecilia, and TV actors Vin Abrenica and Lharby Policarpio  alternate as Daniel. Sherry Lara, Sasa Cabalquinto and some of the most promising talents from the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company complete the cast.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketworld, or you may call Tanghalang Pilipino at (02) 832-1125, local 1620, or at 09218204155 / 09052544930 (SVG). For updates, you may visit the official Tanghalang Pilipino Facebook page, or via Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #tanghalangpilipino #juegodepeligro #juego #dangerousliasons.

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