Red Turnip Theater Presents: Cock

 

 

Red Turnip Theater Presents: Cock

 

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When in Manila and you want a progressive play that questions society’s strict gender roles, we suggest you watch Cock.

The intriguingly-titled play is Rem Zamora’s adaptation of Mike Bartlett’s sold-out hit. It premiered in 2009 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theater. In 2011, it had its off-Broadway run.

Cock revolves around the single question: What happens when a young gay man falls in love with a woman?

 

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Topper Fabregas as John in Cock

 

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Niccolo Manahan as M in Cock

 

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Red Turnip Theater’s Jenny Jamora as W

 

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Audie Gemora as the unexpected guest

 

The play revolves around John, a gay man whose relationship with M derails when he sleeps with and falls in love with a woman, W. Things take a tense turn when the three meet for dinner and “duke it out” in the “ultimate bitch fight.” And when an unexpected guest shows up, the show gets even crazier. Cock explores not just sexual identity, but identity itself, asking not just what John is, but who he is.

 


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