By Vincen Gregory Yu
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.
Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
It was a call from radio broadcasting maverick and veteran impresario Francis Lumen that I had been waiting for—an invitation to have face time with Indian tennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been flying into town regularly to organize the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) matches here in November.
By Vic Altiche
Every year, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) brings together theater aspirants and stage performer hopefuls to take their first step into the theater world through the Workshop Weekends.
By Walter Ang
This October, the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s all-male production of “Haring Lear” will tour Taiwan, while the Full House Theater Company’s staging of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” will tour Singapore. (Full House is the newly established theater company of Resorts World Manila.)
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.”