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G Töngi to lead Dramatic Reading Series at Century City Mall


The newly appointed artistic director of Upstart Productions and media celebrity G Töngi will spearhead Upstart Soundstage, a series of bi-weekly dramatic readings at Century City Mall, 7pm on Sunday, June 15.

Töngi timed her birthday celebration to coincide with the first play in the series said, “Readings like this are very popular in L.A and New York.

G Töngi poses for a shot taken back in her Repertory Philippines' stint via 'The Producers'. Photographed by Eduard John Pulido.

G Töngi poses for a shot taken back in her Repertory Philippines’ stint via ‘The Producers’. Photographed by Eduard John Pulido.

“We want to do the same thing over here.”

Upstart Soundstage will present a different full-length drama, comedy, or musical every two weeks, each show featuring well-known theater personalities and stage directors. No props, no sets, no costumes—just pure performance.

A reading of Jane Alexander’s ‘The Baby Dance’, an emotionally charged drama about a suburban couple adopting the unborn baby of a poor couple will kick-off Upstart Soundstage series.

The company has lined up an impressive array of actors for the said project. Noted stage and screen personalities Cherie Gil, Iza Calzado, Audie Gemora, Noel Trinidad (one of Upstart’s board members), and Töngi herself, along with renowned directors like Anton Juan, Jaime del Mundo, and Bobby Garcia will all take center stage.

Other proposed shows in the series—which will run continuously, every two weeks, in three-month blocks—include ‘Pippin’ by Stephen Schwartz, ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ by David Mamet, ‘The Seagull’ by Anton Chekov, ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Christopher Hampton, and many others.

Tickets at P350 each and are available at the door’s venue.

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