Drama queen. Over the top. Attention-grabbing. Overreacting.
‘Emotional’ has been widely used in a negative context, especially in relation to women. Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler, the woman behind the critically-acclaimed The Vagina Monologues, redefines the word with her vibrant new masterpiece, Emotional Creature.
Emotional Creature is a theatrical piece that celebrates the secret life of girls around the world. Issues such as peer pressure, identity crisis, eating disorders, teenage pregnancy, child labor, human trafficking, depression, teenage suicide and mutilation take center stage in a musical that will take the audience in a roller coaster ride of emotions.
“Young women can easily connect to the stories,” explains 2TinCans Phiippines’ Sarah Mae Enclona, the producing artistic director of Emotional Creature in Cebu. “Parents are reminded of how vulnerable their teenage daughters are, while the rest of us remember how it is to be young and feel both insecure and invincible. Men and boys will leave the theater enlightened and armed with a better understanding of the wonderful world of women and girls.”
“You rarely see a play where the characters are all girls,” adds cast member Pami Therese Estalilla. “Six girls of diverse cultures, beliefs situations, sizes, shapes, ethnicities—and they’re not all given names. I imagine it might be because as a girl or woman in the audience, you may see yourself in any one of their stories.”
Joining Estalilla in Emotional Creature are TV5 Cebu reporter and radio news anchor Andrea Pateña, and Zee Lifestyle editor Patty Taboada. Maxi Bolongaita, Brazzy Valdez, and Charlene Virlouvet round up the cast.
As part of V-Day Cebu 2014, Emotional Creature is a benefit performance for the Bidlisiw Foundation, Inc.
“Emotional Creature is just one step of a global movement looking to spread awareness and erase gender inequality and violence,” adds Virlouvet. “We are not just pushing for feminism or activism, but really, for acceptance.
Discover, celebrate and embrace the Emotional Creature within you. Watch Emotional Creature on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Marcelo Fernan Theater.
For tickets, visit the 2TinCans Philippines office at the 4F Krizia Bldg., Gorordo Avenue, or contact Rodita at (+6332) 512.3134, (+6332) 260.7080 or (+63) 917.708.4327.