Ateneo Entablado opens 31st season with ‘Buwan at Baril’
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:06 AM May 11, 2013
After staging the musical epic “Labaw Donggon: Ang Banog ng Sanlibutan,” Ateneo Entablado (ENterteynmentparasaTAo, Bayan, LAnsangan, at DiyOs) kicks off its 31st season called “Personalan Na!” with a restaging of the CCP- award winning play “Buwan at Baril.”
Written by Chris Millado, it was first performed by the talents of Entablado in 2007. This year’s restaging, meant to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination, will be directed by Jethro Tenorio.
Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril” presents the Martial-Law Marcos Era through eight different characters from various classes and regions in the Philippines: The Magsasaka (farmer), Manggagawa (worker), Pari (priest), Babaeng Itawis (a woman from the Ibanag tribe), Socialite, Asawa (wife), Estudyante (student) and Interogeytor (interrogator).
The remaining shows are today, May 11 (10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.), and on May 14-15 (5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) at the Fine Arts Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact Kessa Pichay (0915-9479061), Athena Cartagena (0935-9105123), or Via Cardano (0926-5523319).
Tanghalang Ateneo, meanwhile, will present four Greek plays in celebration of its 35th season.
The series of plays, titled “35th Season: Re-imagining the Greeks,” will feature four stories: “Ang Oresteyas,” “Ang Bacchae,” “Eurydice” and “Antigone’s Rex.”
“Ang Oresteyas” (The Oresteia) is a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus, focusing on the curses on the House of Atreus.
“Ang Bacchae” (The Bacchae) tells the story of Dionysus, the half-mortal son of Zeus who took revenge on the house of Cadmus.
“Eurydice” is an adaptation of Sarah Ruhl’s play which tells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s point of view. It focuses on Eurydice’s dilemma on whether to return to Earth with Orpheus or stay in Hades with her father.
“Antigone’s Rex” tackles the life of Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, who is plagued by his incestuous past.