With a mere eight pairs used in costume, and another 20 as props, the New York City Pan Asian Repertory Theater's off-Broadway production of "Imelda: A New Musical" attempts to set the rise to power and 3,000 pairs of shoes of the former first lady of the Phillipines to music. Oy. Vey.
The play, which opened last week and runs through October 18, employed 40% of its wardrobe budget stocking the legendary shoe collection, with a primary musical number called "3,000 Pairs of Shoes" in which the troupe pays homage to the Marcos' penchant for Italian designers and her role as transvestite inspiration for decades to come.
We cannot wait to see the reviews of this one, and are guessing that like the lady herself, will certainly stomp on the face of decorum.