How Pinky Amador became Piaf
It is late afternoon in a dance studio in Makati, where the cast of Atlantis Productions’ “Piaf” is winding up rehearsals for the day. The play, which premiered Friday night at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza, has occupied the mind of its lead star, Pinky Amador, for a good number of years.
She’s been wanting to portray Edith Piaf—widely regarded as the greatest popular singer in France—after seeing Joy Virata play the character some 25 years ago in a Repertory Philippines production of the original 1978 script by British playwright Pam Gems.
“I told myself that when I’m older, I’d love to do this role,” says Pinky, who was also in the cast of the same Rep production, but only as a bit player.
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