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Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ morphs at Intramuros ruins

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What happens when three damned souls are trapped within the confines of an existential hell and have no way out but to transform themselves into the vipers that they have become as consequence of the warped lives that they have lived on earth, against the abominable eye of an absentee landlord?

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

BroadwayWorld.com announces annual theater awards nominees from PH

Actor’s Actors, Inc.’s “Red”

BROADWAYWORLD.COM, the largest theater site on the Internet covering Broadway, London’s West End and beyond to 100 US cities and 30 countries worldwide, and whose contents are catalogued in the Library of Congress, has recently announced its annual theater awards nominees from more than 50 regional markets across the globe, including the Philippines.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle,Super,Theater | Read More »

G Tongi stars in short play series for Halloween

G Tongi (third from left) with the “SOS” cast members and crew. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Top media celebrity G Töngi joins the cast of Upstart’s latest theater offering for Halloween, “SOS: Showcase of Original Shorts” at Caixa Bar and Restaurant, Makati. A collection of short, spooky comedy plays, “SOS” is the first in a proposed series of theatrical bar tours whose aim is to expand the theater-going market by using unconventional, unexpected show venues.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dulaang UP celebrates Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial with ‘Teatro Porvenir’

Teatro Porvenir DUP Oct 21 FINAL

In celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial, Dulaang UP stages “Teatro Porvenir, Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entablado,” a Palanca-winning play written by Tim Dacanay.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

‘I am 63. I can say what I like’

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PADILLA: “The arts programs should not be handled by politicians but should be left to artists and designers who will make them flower.”

The reprimands and raves from his colleagues have died down, and to Felix “Nonon” Padilla’s mind, he has said his final piece.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Granddaddy of Bonifacio plays to be restaged this September

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Scene from the play, where neophytes pledge their loyalty to the secret society. PHOTO BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The granddaddy of all plays on Andres Bonifacio, whether musical or straight, is composer Jerry A. Dadap’s “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis,” with Dionisio R. Salazar, a Palanca Award-winning playwright, and leading poet Rogelio G. Mangahas, as librettists.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This ‘Rock of Ages’ earns its rockin’ ovation

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ATLANTIS Productions’ topnotch vocalists in “Rock of Ages”—first-rate singer-actors, all of them—were fully aware of their main artistic mission, which was to create fun characters.

The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley, in a 2009 article titled “Want to Applaud a Broadway Show? Don’t Get Up. Really,” lamented the fact that standing ovations these days have become a “reflexive social gesture, like shaking hands with the host at the end of the party,” instead of a genuine postshow manifestation of roaring approval. Plus, “a standing ovation,” he continued, “seems to help confirm that the money wasn’t wasted.”

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Here Lies Love’ closes; cast and crew rave about experience

Cast and crew of “Here Lies Love” at New York kapihan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Without a doubt, “Here Lies Love” is the hottest ticket in town, making it one of the most successful off-Broadway musicals of the year.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Floy Quintos plays dominate campus theater this season

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THE CAST of Tanghalang Ateneo’s season opener “Ang Oresteyas” doing movement exercises under Myra Beltran’s guidance. Photo by Walter Ang

Prolific playwright Floy Quintos will premiere three new works this season via campus theater groups Tanghalang Ateneo and Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (DUP) in their productions for school year 2013-2014.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A debuting playwright, a new director–it could only be the Virgin Labfest

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Playwright Herlyn Alegre (leftmost) and director Lawrence Fajardo (seated) with
the cast of “Imbisibol”

When Herlyn Gail Alegre learned that her one-act-play “Imbisibol” got accepted to Virgin Labfest 9, she couldn’t believe it at once. She was at home when a friend sent her an SMS saying, “Congrats sa Virgin.” It didn’t sink in immediately. After all, “Imbisibol” was one of the 166 one-act plays submitted to this year’s festival, which opens June 26 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Virgin Labfest 9-play entries and show dates

SET A (June 26, 3 & 8 p.m.; July 6, 3 p.m.; July 7, 8 p.m.) “Kudeta! Kudeta!” (Written by Jimmy Flores, directed by Ariel S.R. Yonzon) “Kapit” (Written by George de Jesus III, directed by Melvin Lee) “Imbisibol” (Written by Herlyn Alegre, directed by Lawrence Fajardo)

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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