By Fran Katigbak
Don’t be you’re nothing but a second rate trying hard copycat” goes the message on a T-shirt, posted on Twitter as Cherie Gil’s profile photo. The veteran actress’ infamous line from the 1985 movie “Bituing Walang Ningning” seems like a (modified) statement of sorts for her pedigree—a descendant of the Eigenmann acting clan—and a [...]
By Thelma Sioson San Juan
Supertyphoon “Yolanda” showed the best and the worst of social media. In the immediate aftermath, at least, there was none of the irreverent humor that Filipinos are known for, we who make fun of anything and anyone, even and especially our own misfortune. The enormity of the tragedy was such that not even the worst kibitzers on social media had the guts to post any wisecrack.
By Gibbs Cadiz
When “Katy” opened on Jan. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, not only was it the first local production to raise its curtain this year, it was also a harbinger of sorts.
By Cora Llamas
Some students may regard it as a hobby until they graduate, while others see it as a bona fide drama course for a long-term career. Regardless of its practitioners’ motivations, the recent developments in university-based theater organizations have transformed campus theater into a serious training ground for students’ professional, intellectual and moral growth once they leave the academe.
Critics, theater aficionados and those who loved the movie version are one in praising Red Turnip Theater’s maiden production, the staging of Patrick Marber’s acclaimed play “Closer.”
By Cora Llamas
There is much to laud in Red Turnip Theater’s maiden production “Closer,” directed by one of its founders, veteran actress Ana Abad Santos.
By Walter Ang
It’s been a year of firsts for Angel Aquino. A few months ago, she started making her own water kefir—sugar water or juice that has been fermented with grains that contain bacteria and yeasts. “I started out with four tablespoons of kefir grains and now I have five jugs of kefir water,” she says.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Heartbreak is the theme of the stage play “Closer,” written by English playwright Patrick Marber. Some aspects of it seem close to home to actor-director Ana Abad Santos.
By Totel V. de Jesus
In his early years, before he became one of the leading figures of abstract expressionism in the last century, Mark Rothko had a short-lived career in theater.
By Bart Guingona
RED” by John Logan is a play that won almost every major theatrical award in London when it premiered in 2009, then repeated the feat in New York when it opened the following year.
The Necessary Theatre proudly announces the Asian premiere of “Red”, the 2010 Tony Award winner for best play written by American writer John Logan about the famous abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.