#TheaterPH - Artist Playground Presents Roses For Ben

ROSES FOR BEN, a new Original Pinoy Musical (OPM) about HIV awareness,  written by RAYNE JARABO, a young UST Mass Communications student. 

The story revolves around Ben who has everything he’s ever wanted. A high-paying job, a loving relationship, and friends he can always count on. But there’s a catch.... he’s HIV positive. Will life ever be the same? This is his story.


shall alternately play the role of Benny Boy 'Ben' Maglaque Jr., a 21-year-old closeted gender-fluid,  ho works as a personal assistant in an entertainment company; he was eventually contracted with HIV, as soon as he finds his late ex-boyfriend died of AIDS.

BEAULA MAE SAYSON will play the role of Alice, a hotel singer whose dream is to be a well-known artist in the country; Ben's girlfriend, who's probably in her 20s.

MIRRIAM REYES will play the role of Denise, Alice's sister who works at the corporate industry; she eventually had a sexual affair with an aged owner of an entertainment company in exchange for money.

KIM DE LAS ALAS and SEAN NOLASCO shall alternately play the role of Lance, Denise's husband; a seemingly bad-boy type who has stereotypical features of an apathetic and indolent spouse.

BOBBY MARTINO and JEROME FUGOSO shall alternately play the two roles: Sir Wency, the multimillionaire owner / CEO of Agapi Entertainment Company, Denise's secret sugar daddy in his 40s; and  Mang Boyet / Benny Boy Maglaque Sr., Ben's father, a widowed old man in his 40s.

DENE GOMEZ will play the role of Dave, Ben's late  ex-boyfriend who died of AIDS; he is the triggering consciousness and cause of Ben's nightmares. 

KEN DEL PRADO and CHRISTIAN SILANG will alternately play the role of Jess, Ben's bestfriend, who is the most inquisitive and clownish characters in the story; he could be identified straight, confused or bi-curious.

NIKKI HERRERA plays the role of Ms. Queenie,  the production manager /gossip mother of Agapi Entertainment Company/

APRIL JASMIN ROSALES plays the role of Cecile,Dave's bestfriend who works at Agapi Entertainment Company.

STEVE CANSICA, APRIL JASMIN ROSALES, JEROME FUGUSO (Ensemble / Muses - different individuals playing as Ben's figures of consciousness and other emotions, and various civilians.)

ROSES FOR BEN is part of Gay Pride Month 2019 and presented by Artist Playground Arts & Performances and The Red Whistle.

June 15, 16, 22 and 23 (7:00 pm)

For further inquiries, please check Artist Playground c/o Kim 0975-9193179

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