'Masdan mo ang aking mata
'Di mo ba nakikita
Ako ngayo'y lumilipad at nasa langit na
Gusto mo bang sumama?' - Alapaap, Eraserheads
Yes, this cinephile appreciates theater especially when a musical comes along and combines great storytelling, superb acting, and music from the 90's most iconic band.
Ang Huling El Bimbo is a masterful piece set to songs popularized by The Eraserheads. Its plot revolves around the friendship of three young men - Hector, Emman, and Anthony - and their relationship with Joy, a happy and hopeful girl who refuses to be a victim of her circumstance. A tragic event just before the trio's graduation sends her into a downward spiral and creates a rift between her and her closest (and only) friends.
Their current run ends this weekend but I will definitely see it again the next time it is showing. The ensemble cast was amazing, the orchestra played beautifully the whole time, and kudos to Dexter Martinez, @mykesalomononly, and the rest of the production crew for crafting this love letter to Ely, Marcus, Buddy, and Raimund.
P.S. I blew my chance to take a picture with @chayemoggie!