LUNGS BY DUNCAN MACMILLAN
EVENT #: 32616
The weather is getting warmer, sea levels are getting higher, and the threat of the planet's eventual demise is growing closer. One couple is thinking of having a baby, but with the world as it is, having children could mean the end of their world as they know it.
Jake Cuenca and Sab Jose star in Duncan Macmillan's Lungs, a fast-paced, ninety-minute conversation revolving around the question of whether or not the central couple should be having children. Over the course of this one-act play, the two protagonists grapple not only with potential parenthood and the sometimes tenuous nature of their relationship, but also with the ominous anxiety brought about by the extremities of climate change.
Jake Cuenca is ready to make his bones in the Philippine theatre scene through his debut performance in Lungs. Having studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York, the film and television star believes that his upcoming performance is a necessary exercise in his development as an actor. "It's my first play," says Cuenca. "What I like most about it is that it makes me feel nervous. I've been acting for a long time and not make me nervous, but this does." Not to be deterred by the task of performing a verbally dense, intimate play in front of a live audience, the film and television star leans in with his experiences in attempting to flesh out his character, a patient but bewildered musician and would-be father.
"The script is so contemporary...it reminds me of my past relationships. It's a great way to share those kinds of experiences with everyone." says Cuenca of Macmillan's prose. "I came to this realization that the humor in the play really comes out not in my individual performance, but in the dynamic that I share with my scene partner."
show dates are:
September 22, 2018 (8pm)
September 30, 2018 (3pm)
October 6, 2018 (8pm)
October 7, 2018 (3pm)