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Look! 6 shows playing next weekend–plus 2 festivals

Ateneo Entablado’s ‘Romulus D’Grayt,’ until Feb. 13, Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila

ATENEO Entablado’s production of “Romulus D’Grayt”—Dr. Jerry Respeto’s translation into Filipino of the play written by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt, about the Roman emperor Romulus who would rather tend to his chickens than defend the empire from conquering Teutons—has remaining shows today and on Feb. 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Rizal Mini Theater, Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. Directed by Jethro Tenorio. Call Riczel Venegas 0915-5733175.


Twin Bill Theater’s ‘Dog Sees God,’ until Feb. 26, Staple and Perk Bakery, Makati City

New theater company Twin Bill Theater’s launching production is Bert Royal’s play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” an “unauthorized parody” of Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang. Directed by Steven Conde, the play stars Nel Gomez and Brian Sy, with Jay Pangilinan composing original music scoring for the show. Runs until Feb. 26 at Staple and Perk Bakery, 2306 Eco Plaza Bldg., Chino Roces Ext., Makati. Call 0927-4604652. Visit TwinBillTheater.weebly.com.

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Dulaang UP’s ‘Tisoy Brown: Hari ng Wala,’ until Feb. 28, Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman

Dulaang UP’s “Tisoy Brown: Hari ng Wala” is a Filipino adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt,” adapted by Palanca awardee Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella. Neil Ryan Sese and Paolo O’Hara star as the Filipino Peer Gynt who journeys through fantastic adventures that draw inspiration from Philippine mythology and folklore. The show runs until Feb. 28 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman as part of “UP Diliman Month 2016: Panahon ng Luwalhati.” Call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 9261349, 4337840, 9818500 local 2449 or e-mail dulaangupmarket[email protected]

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Vivre Fort Entertainment and 9 Works Theatricals’ ‘50 Shades! The Musical Parody,’ until March 1, Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza

Written and directed by American director Albert Samuels, “50 Shades! The Musical Parody” is an off-Broadway musical comedy that pokes fun at the popular erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The Manila run, coproduced by Vivre Fort Entertainment and 9 Works Theatrical, is headlined by international cast members alongside Filipino performers Bituin Escalante, George Schulze, Julz Savard, Lorenz Martinez and Karel Marquez. Runs until March 1. Call 4706956; visit www.50shadesmanila.com.

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Peta’s ‘3 Stars and a Sun,’ until March 6, Peta Theater Center, QC

Peta goes dystopian in “3 Stars and a Sun,” a new musical that features the songs of the late rapper Francis Magalona. Written by Mixkaela Villalon and Rody Vera, the show is directed by Nor Domingo, with musical arrangement and direction by Myke Salomon. The cast includes Bodjie Pascua, Nicco Manalo, Che Ramos-Cosio, Gio Gahol, Paolo Valenciano, Giannina Ocampo, Carla Guevara-Laforteza and others. “3 Stars and a Sun” runs until March 6, Tuesdays to Sundays, at the Peta-Phinma Theater, Peta Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Call 7256244, visit petatheater.com and ticketworld.com.ph

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Red Turnip Theater’s ‘Constellations,’ until March 6, Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati

Nick Payne’s Broadway and West End-acclaimed “Constellations,” a boy-meets-girl love story but with alternative versions taking place in parallel universes, makes its Philippine debut with the Red Turnip production directed by Rem Zamora. The play, starring Cris Villonco and JC Santos, runs until March 6 at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater in Circuit Makati. Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph/Online/constellations, call 8919999 or e-mail [email protected]

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UP Diliman’s ‘Panahon ng Luwalhati’—Arts and Culture Month, until Feb. 26, various UP Diliman venues

UP Diliman’s arts and culture month features ‘bodabil,’ theater, puppets, dance, film and cheerdance—a series of shows and presentations by UP’s performing groups that celebrates the lives and works of four National Artists: Severino Montano (Theater), Lamberto Avellana (Film and Theater), Manuel Conde (Film) and NVM Gonzalez (Literature). The concert “Gabi ng Luwalhati” concludes the festival on Feb. 26, University Theater (near the College of Music). Full calendar of events at  Oica.upd.edu.ph. Call 9818500 loc. 2659 or e-mail [email protected]

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Fringe Manila 2016, until Feb. 28, various venues in Metro Manila

On its second year, Fringe Manila showcases new material in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus, etc. in different venues all over Metro Manila. Among the theater performances are Sining Banwa Actors Company’s “Gymgurls,” Project Mayheim Productions’ “We Choose To Go To the Moon,” ADHD Productions’ “Titas of Manila,” Antrosininglaya Theatre Company’s “VII: Awakening,” Twin Bill Theater’s “Dog Sees God,” Egg Theater Company’s “Schism,” UP Repertory’s “Karitas X Damaso,” et. al. Founded by Andrei Pamintuan, who serves as festival director, Fringe Manila runs until Feb. 28. Full calendar of events at FringeManila.com, or visit FringeMNL on Facebook.