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

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“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 »

From tennis superstars to Peta’s super musical


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MAHESH BHUPATHI at breakfast with
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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.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Seasoned performers take over Peta’s workshop weekends

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Peta’s workshop weekends. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/Peta

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.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pinoy theater productions tour Asian stages

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TRIXIE Esteban in “Sandosenang
Sapatos,” the Philippines’ entry to
the sixth Theater Olympics in
Beijing, China

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.)

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

Theater calendar: October

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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 »

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