, Cora Llamas
One actor came from a theatrical family, while the other had no artistic background. Both are making their professional transitions from theater into commercial television, and vice versa.
Ateneo Entablado (ENterteynment para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan at DiyOs) opens its 32nd season with a summer production featuring a twinbill of plays—“Pobreng Alindanaw” by Jose Dennis Teodosio and “Sino Ba Kayo?” by Julian Cruz Balmaceda, both directed by Jerome Ignacio.
By Pablo A. Tariman
The actress who delivered a razor-sharp and deeply felt performance in Peque Gallaga’s latest film, “Sonata,” is back in theater’s fold. Cherie Gil is preparing for the role of the iconic fashion figure Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play “Full Gallop,” which will run in March 2014 under Bart Guingona’s direction.
By Vincen Gregory Yu
“Sexual tension blows up Makati theater.” Now that’s a rather crass way of summing up 9 Works Theatrical’s “Grease,” but really, inside the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, where this production plays until Dec. 1, the air feels so thick with testosterone and estrogen, it’s almost suffocating.
“Tatlong Parusa sa Isang Sentensiya” was my first professional set design work. I was virtually unknown in the theater community, and director Nonon Padilla took a great risk in hiring me.