Set in modern day Metro Manila, the Art of Murder features PNP intern Fred (played by Mikey Javier), as he guides the audience through the infamous Crime of the South (aka Alabang). The crime is set in motion when all-around nice guy Mark (Gino Ramirez) returns to the Philippines as a famous writer with an attitude that ticks everybody off. On the night of his despedida, Mark is murdered. His friends – the insecure and distrustful bassist, Nico, (Antonio Lane); the perfectionist ballerina-slash-med student, Michi (Alecx Lorica); the desperate actress, Joyce (Lara Antonio); the quiet yet determined filmmaker, Ian (Franco Ramos); Mark’s short-fused, ex-painter cousin, Raf (Chuckie Campos Juan), and finally, Mark’s comic book geek brother, Miggy (Boo Gabunada) – now become the suspects of the infamous crime. With Fred at the helm, the audience will be presented with evidence, interrogation, and flashback scenes that will lead to the discovery of the killer. In the end, the verdict will lie on the audience’s hands.
Do you think you have what it takes to solve the crime?
SHOW DATES: February 19, 26, March 4 & 11 (8PM); March 12 (3PM)
TICKET PRICE: P400
VENUE: Pineapple Lab (6071, Palma Street, Makati)
About Spectrum Collabs
Spectrum Collabs is a multi-performance arts group founded by artists with a shared thirst for developing our love and passion for theater and the arts. This season, Spectrum was able to produce two productions, namely: Stages of Love and The Ulan Series, both met by an overwhelmingly positive response. The company has also recently launched The Artist’s Kit, every aspiring performer’s go-to guide to the three basic rudiments of musical theatre: namely, acting, singing, and dancing.
Finally, as part of Fringe Manila 2016, Spectrum Collabs’ final show of the season is an original two-act, interactive, murder-mystery comedy by Aldrich Alcantara (Pussies, etc.), and Bernice Reyes (Spoken in Tandem, etc.) called, “The Art of Murder.”
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