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Peta’s ‘FnL’ finds craziness in language–or several versions of it

“FNL” HAS a book that’s a hodgepodge
of Tagalog, Bisaya, gay lingo, Pinoy slang
and jologs speak.

Three years ago, Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) put on a show that aimed to make Shakespeare more accessible to the Filipino youth by transplanting the Bard’s dated English to the hip language of rap. The play was “William,” and it was a gamble that handsomely paid off, in both the pedagogical and theatrical sense.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Theater calendar: October


Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (Peta) “FnL,” a modern reworking of Franciso Baltazar’s “Florante at Laura,” presents an unusual encounter of Balagtas’ language and contemporary Filipino slang like “bekimon” and “jologs.”

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Balagtas meets ‘bekimon’ in Peta’s reimagining of ‘Florante at Laura’

“Isang dulaang umiispluk ng samu’t saring ispirikitik ng dulaang Pinoy.”

“Isang dulaang umiispluk ng samu’t saring ispirikitik ng dulaang Pinoy.”

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Joel Lamangan is Gantimpala Theater’s new artistic director

JOEL Lamangan

Theater, television and film director and actor Joel Lamangan is Gantimpala Theater’s new artistic director. He steps into the position after the passing of GT’s founding artistic director Tony Espejo last year.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

After films, Peta to focus on Philippine literature


After going to the movies, so to speak, and making Shakespeare lots of fun, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) is shifting gears and concentrating on Philippine literature.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »