‘Othello’, ‘Patintero sa Ayala Avenue’ in CAST PH’s 2024 Season
At the curtain call of CAST PH’s third and last staged reading tonight, the company has announced the plays for its 2024 season.
Written and directed by Rafael Jimenez, a new original Filipino play entitled Patintero sa Ayala Avenue will be staged in June 2024 at a venue that has yet to be announced. The story revolves around a sixteen-year-old boy who is kicked out of school and spends a night on the town in Poblacion to find out what happens to the lights on Ayala Avenue after Christmas. The show will star Zoë de Ocampo.
Next in the company’s season is Shakespeare’s Othello, which will be directed by CAST PH’s Artistic Director Nelsito Gomez. The production will star Tarek El Tayech as Othello, Gab Pangilinan as Desdemona, Maronne Cruz as Emilia, and Reb Atadero as Iago. It will run in October 2024.
Othello is one of William Shakespeare’s renowned tragedies, believed to have been written around 1603. The play is set in Venice and later on the island of Cyprus, revolving around themes of jealousy, manipulation, and racism.
Further details like the full cast, venue, and ticketing details have yet to be announced.