The gang of Villa Venezia is back this 2021! Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in partnership with Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang–Aawit (OPM) and The Philpop Musicfest Foundation (Philpop) presents the most sought-after local jukebox musical, Rak of Aegis, via pay-per-view streaming on 31 July, August 1, 7, 8, 2021.
With seven successful seasons since 2014 on its feather, Rak of Aegis never fails to capture the hearts of its audience through its most talented ensemble, timeless songs and music, impressive production design topped with on-point local comedic flare. Featuring songs from the popular 90’s band Aegis, the jukebox musical tells the story of a local girl’s struggle on achieving her big dream, of becoming a famous singer and online sensation, in a poverty-stricken community of Barangay Venezia- which has been submerged in floodwater for two months. Faced with the current pandemic and crisis, the relevance of Rak’s social theme of resilience, social justice and politicking is at the zenith of its significance. With every Filipino now battling and trying to thrive and survive, staging of Rak manifests how the theater industry, and the Filipinos, can collectively navigate through the through the current crisis.
As an initiative to support the recovery of the theater community from the impacts of COVID-19, Rak of Aegis Online is PETA’s banner project for its fundraising campaign #TakePETAbeyondCOVID. The presentation is also part of the 2021 Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) celebration.
Tickets for Rak of Aegis Online will be available online by May 2021 via www.ticket2me.net. Stay tuned for more information. Follow PETA’s social media pages: Facebook www.facebook.com/petatheater; Instagram @petatheater; Twitter @petatheater; YouTube www.youtube.com/petatheateronline.