By Brylle B. Tabora
For its fourth offering this season, Dulaang UP mounted William Wycherley’s “The Country Wife,” one of the most popular comedies from the Restoration Period, which takes a look into the decadent lives of the men and women of high-society London and their all-too-human foibles. This is the first time the play has been staged in the country.
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.