“No Way to Treat a Lady” is a best-selling selling thriller novel written by William Goldman. It was made into a Hollywood movie in 1968 and now the Repertory Philippines lets us watch and enjoy it on stage!
It was actually the first play I watched this year. Its story revolved around a detective and his search for the ‘Strangler Killer.’ The stage play starts with Moe/Morris Brummell (Joel Trinidad), a single detective who still being harassed by his mother to be a Jewish doctor and Christopher Gill (Audie Gemora) who was unemployed and unpopular actor. Gil wanted recognition from his late mother (Pinky Marquez) through landing on the front page of New York Times. Gil’s wanting to please his mother lead him to a series of killing of women who look like her mother, by strangling their necks and leaving a mark on their forehead with a lipstick.
In this cat and mouse chase, only one should survive. Is it the detective who is struggling to step out of the shadow of his big brother and manage his own life on his own? Or is it the actor turned killer who portrays every disguise with perfection to be recognized by the world?
Want to know the answer? Buy your tickets now! You will definitely love this beautifully captivating musical play with a surprise twist at the end! My eyes were glued on the world class performances and my ears pampered with sterling songs all through out the show. The play is being enacted only by five talented actors including Carla Guevara-Laforteza who plays Sarah Stone, the love interest of Brummell and Miss Sheila Francisco, who is Flora Brummell, the funny yet annoying mother of Moe.
“No Way to Treat a Lady” will still be performed at Onstage, 2nd floor Greenbelt 1 Paseo De Roxas cor. Legazpi St. Makati City on March 16,17,22,23, and 24.