Theatre Titas is set to stage a modern version of Juan Ekis’ Twenty Questions, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year.
Penned in 2003, the play finds college friends Jigs and Yumi locked in a hotel room for 24 hours as part of an annual barkada tradition. To pass the time, they partake in a game of twenty questions, which forces them to open up to each other and talk about their views on love, life, and sex.
This new interpretation explores how the ideas about relationships written two decades ago might resonate with a younger audience with a more modern point of view.
“I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I wrote 20 questions and won my first Palanca,” says Ekis. “20 years later, I cringe at some of the lines I wrote. That’s why I’m so looking forward to this version of the play, directed by a dear friend, and GenZfied for today’s audiences. Only one way to find out if this game is still worth playing or if it can still win hearts.”
Directed by Cheese Mendez, Twenty Questions stars Diego Aranda (Quest for the Adarna, Joseph the Dreamer, Antonio & Perfecto) as Jigs, and introduces Isabelle Prado in her professional theatrical debut as Yumi.
The 20th Anniversary production of Juan Ekis’ Twenty Questions runs weekends from May 12 – 28, 2023, with matinées on Sundays at Mirror Studio Theatre in Brgy Poblacion, Makati. Tickets can be purchased for P600 each at Ticket2Me.
Twenty Questions is in partnership with Atomm Studios.