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By Cora Llamas
The poignantly silent or subdued moments in Dulaang UP’s “Collection” are what hit you like a fist to the stomach, or make that sense of disquiet creep under your skin. Probably because they are few and far between, amidst endless scenes of bragging auctioneers, swaggering fashionistas, the raving show-biz crowd and half-a-dozen big players who just want to outshout everyone else.
REPERTORY Philippines’ “No Way To Treat A Lady,” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by author/composer Douglas J. Cohen, opens March 1 and runs until March 24, at Onstage Greenbelt 1. Audie Gemora directs.
What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?
By Alya B. Honasan
Ano, Ateng, gusto mong umarte?” Normally, a question to be pondered carefully. But then again, it was Floy Quintos asking me to join the cast of his new play, “Collection,” and I am an avowed “Quintoshian” (albeit part-time) actor.
TANGHALANG ATENEO closes its 34th season with the first Philippine staging of “The King of the Birds,” from the classic Persian poem by Farid ud-Din Attar, as scripted by Jean Claude Carriere and Peter Brook. It tells the story of a nation of birds embarking on a difficult journey to meet their one true King.
What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires? “Collection,” the much-awaited new work from acclaimed playwright Floy Quintos is a dark comedy that paints a disturbing picture of society obsessed with conspicuous consumption, surface glamour and the endless unsatisfying pursuit of the Next Big Thing. “Collection” closes Dulaang UP’s 37th Season.
The landmark original Filipino musical ‘Katy!’ will be revived by Spotlight Artists Centre in January 2013, with Isay Alvarez-Seña playing the lead role of bodabil queen Katy de la Cruz, a part originated by Mitch Valdez. Once again directed by Nestor Torre, “Katy!” has music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.
A seagull is shot and everything unravels. Dulaang UP’s second offering for its 37th Season, “The Seagull (Ang Tagak),” is a compelling discourse about art, life, and love presented through intricate characters and situations in what is widely considered to be the greatest work of master dramatist Anton Chekhov.
This July, Dulaang UP is bringing back to the stage last year’s hit musical, National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon’s “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera.” In this operatic rendition of Rizal’s timeless novel, director Alexander Cortez successfully melds the classic and the fresh to create a theatrical feat that reaches out across all audiences.
Dulaang UP opens its 37th season with the restaging of “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera,” the critically-acclaimed operatic retelling by National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere with libretto by fellow National Artist Guillermo Tolentino. This restaging is also part of the celebration of the birth centennial of Padilla de Leon. Touted by critics as the musical treat of 2011, the production had a successful, sold-out four-week run in November last year.
Contempt. Liberation. Communion. For its 37th season, Dulaang UP features return engagements of successful productions from the previous season, a classic play by a master dramatist and an exciting new offering from a highly-esteemed Filipino playwright.