Theater calendar | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Tanghalang Ateneo’s ‘The King of  the Birds’ at Rizal Mini Theater, Jan. 17


TANGHALANG ATENEO closes its 34th season with the first Philippine staging of “The King of the Birds,” from the classic Persian poem by Farid ud-Din Attar, as scripted by Jean Claude Carriere and Peter Brook. It tells the story of a nation of birds embarking on a difficult journey to meet their one true King.


Capinding, Gawad Buhay! 2012’s Outstanding Original Script awardee for Peta’s “William,” directs. Production design by Gigi de Jonghe and choreography by Jason Vitorillo, with Ricky Abad as artistic adviser.


“The King of the Birds” runs Jan. 17-19, 23-26, and Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. on Saturday matinees on Jan. 19 and 26 and Feb. 2 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.


For tickets, call Angelique Basa 0917-6309097.


Potted Potter’ at RCBC  Theater, Jan. 30


The smash hit “Potted Potter” returns to Manila Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, for nine shows only.


“Potted Potter,” which had sold-out houses during the first season in Manila last August, condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. The comic duo behind the show, Jesse Briton and Gary Trainor, will cap off their worldwide tour here in Manila.


Ticket prices range from P3,068 to P936, with weekdays and weekends rates. Call Ticketworld 8919999 or visit for special limited promos.


Peta’s ‘D Wonder Twins of Boac’ at Peta Theater Center, Feb. 1


The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) closes its 45th theater season with “D Wonder Twins of Boac,” a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy of errors, “Twelfth Night.”


Adapted by Rody Vera and directed by Peta artistic director Maribel Legarda, the play transposes “Twelfth Night” into the Philippine film industry in the late ’60s, during its transition years from the first golden age of local cinema.


The play stars Cris Villonco and Chrome Cosio as Viola and Bastian, joined by theater veterans Sharmaine Centenera-Buencamino, Bodjie Pascua and seasoned actor Arnel Ignacio. They are joined by Juliene Mendoza, Gino Ramirez, Paolo Rodriguez, Carlon Matobato, Riki Benedicto, Gie Onida, Eric de la Cruz, Roi Calilong, Kiki Baento, Kat Castillo, Tricia Huseña and Divine Aucina.


Music by Jeff Hernandez, choreography by Carlon Matobato, costumes by John Abul, set design by Lex Marcos and lighting design by Jon Jon Villareal.


“D Wonder Twins of Boac” will have 30 shows from Feb. 1 to March 3 at the Peta Theater Center. Call 7256244, 0916-5675400, or [email protected]


9 Works Theatrical’s ‘They’re Playing Our Song’ at RCBC Theater, Feb. 8


9 Works Theatrical’s first production for 2013 is the Marvin Hamlisch-Carole Bayer Sager musical “They’re Playing Our Song,” copresented by The Rockwell Club and The Peninsula Manila.


The musical will star Nikki Gil and Lorenz Martinez, under Robbie Guevara’s direction. Other cast members are James Stacey, Reb Atadero, Noel Rayos, Peachy Atilano, Anna Santamaria and Jill Peña.


“They’re Playing Our Song” will run at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Feb. 8 to March 3, 2013.


For tickets, call 9 Works Theatrical 5867105, 0917-5545560 or Ticketworld at 8919999. Visit or follow on Facebook (9workstheatrical) or Twitter (@9WT).


Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.


Dulaang UP’s ‘Collection’ at Guerrero Theater, Feb. 13


To end its 37th Season, Dulaang UP presents “Collection,” a new play by multiawarded playwright Floy Quintos. The cast includes Jeremy Domingo, Alya Honasan, Adele Victorino, Charlene Elechi, Arkel Mendoza, Jean Judith Javier, Janine Santos, Leo Rialp, Red Concepcion, Sigmund Pecho, Roeder Camanag, William Manzano, Via Antonio, Teetin Villanueva, Natasha Cabrera, Jules de la Paz, Fitz Bitana, Mark Dalacat and Marynor Madamesila. Director is Dexter Santos.


“Collection” runs Feb. 13-March 3 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, contact the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840 (look for Camille Guevarra or Samanta Clarin).


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