By Walter Ang
Who will get pinched when a womanizer who pretends to be impotent (in order to get the married women, of course), meets an “innocent” and newly married woman who hails from the province? Expect a sex farce and comedy of manners to ensue from that premise.
MANILA, Philippines—Dulaang UP’s next offering for its 39th season is “The Country Wife,” a play in five acts written by William Wycherley in 1675. A classic comedy of manners and hugely popular during the Restoration Period, it satirizes hypocrisy and human judgment that dominated the Puritan Regime—issues that are still faced by contemporary society. […]
By Cora Llamas
Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” has got to be one of the longest straight (meaning nonmusical) staged dramas in recent history. Clocking at nearly four hours, it’s a bittersweet tale of a once charismatic and perpetually optimistic man on the verge of losing his dreams, his soul and his family (in a manner of speaking).
Dulaang UP’s 3rd offering for its 39th season, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” is a full-length musical with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.
By Pablo A. Tariman
“Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” is Krina Cayabyab’s first full-length musical, and she says the challenges are immense but surmountable.