Tanghalang Pilipino’s line-up of plays for 2014-2015

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Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc have recently released its line-up of show for its 28th Season (2014-2015). The list of plays includes works from notable theater directors Chris Millado and Floy Quintos. It’s opening show is slated on July 11, 2014 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino in the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

So, to all theater play enthusiasts out there, here’s the complete list of plays lined-up for Tanghalang Pilipino’s 28th season.

1. KLEPTOMANIACS
Playwright: LAYETA BUCOY
Direction: TUXQS RUTAQUIO

Kleptomaniacs is a rap through musical highlighting the simple dreams of a poor young man who clings on purity of his love for his beloved to keep him afloat the murky ocean of poverty and dejection. Utilizing hip hop’s genres, Kleptomaniacs juxtaposes hope and anger, naiveté and cruelty, love and evil, against the backdrop of a community with its citizens trying to survive nature’s rage at the hands of the bereft of conscience kleptomaniacs.

It features lowly guy Tabo, a certified drifter whose life takes a dramatic change when he falls in love with pechay vendor Vicky. Wanting to prove himself worthy Vicky’s love, he turns his back to his “tambay” lifestyle and takes a job as a “padyak.” Since Tabo is borderline illiterate and not above petty crimes, Vicky’s mom Tisay doubts that Tabo will amount to anything even if he dies of industriousness. When Vicky gets pregnant, Tabo begs Tisay to allow him to marry Vicky. Everyone in Tabo’s circle of relatives and friends doubts Tabo’s capacity to raise a family except for his best friend Ngongo and his kid brother Buchoy whose unwavering faith in him inspires him to rise above his potentials. But then, an earthquake kills Ngongo and though Tabo holds on to his dying friend’s wish for him to prove that lowly people like them can triumph over poverty with decency and a strict moral compass, the disaster unmasks Tabo’s real enemies: kleptomaniacs who indiscriminately steal the simple dreams of the lowly and murder what little hope that shimmers in the pit of squalor.

PLAYDATES: JULY 11, 12, 13 – 18, 19, 20 – 25, 26, 27
(Fridays-8:00pm, Saturdays-3:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays-3:00pm)
VENUE: TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

TICKETS:
REGULAR: Php1000 (NO STUDENT DISCOUNT)
REGULAR: Php800 STUDENT: Php400
REGULAR: Php600 STUDENT: Php300

20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees,
military employees & Persons with Disability (PWD). Please present valid ID

2. PAHIMAKAS NG ISANG AHENTE (Death of a Salesman)
Playwright: ARTHUR MILLER
Translation: ROLANDO TINIO
Director: CHRIS MILLADO

This play addresses loss of identity, an obsession to keep clinging to the old glorious days gone by, a man’s inability to accept change within himself. He is tired of the bigger new world that he is living in now. It underscores denial, contradiction and order vs. disorder.

Veteran film actor, Ms. Gina Pareño plays the wife to the tragic hero, Willy Loman.

PLAYDATES: AUSGUST 15, 16, 17 – 22, 23, 24 – SEPTEMBER 5, 6, 7
(Fridays-8:00pm, Saturdays-3:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays-3:00pm)
VENUE: TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE,
CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

TICKETS:
VIP SEATS: 800, STUDENT:400
BLEACHERS AND GALLERY: 600, STUDENT: 300
20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees &
Persons with Disability (PWD). Please present valid ID

3. YUN NA NGA! KUNG YUN NA NGA! (COSI E SE VI PARE)
Playwright: LUIGI PIRANDELLO
Filipino Translation: JERRY RESPETO
Direction: FLOY QUINTOS

An expressionistic parable that explores the relativity of truth, the vanity and necessity of illusions. This will be an ensemble work that will underscore our tendencies to live lives far beyond our real lives, farthest from our real, true selves and worth. This will be directed by Floy Quintos.

PLAYDATES: SEPTEMBER 26, 27, 28 – OCTOBER 3, 4, 5 – 10, 11, 12 – 17, 18, 19
(Fridays-8:00pm, Saturdays-3:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays-3:00pm)
VENUE: TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

TICKETS:
VIP SEATS: 800 STUDENT:400
BLEACHERS AND GALLERY: 600 STUDENT: 300
20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees & Persons with Disability (PWD). Please present valid ID

4. BALANGIGA (Sarswela)
Playwright: RODY VERA
Director: GARDY LABAD

More than a hundred years ago, in the town of Balangiga in Samar, 48 members of the 9th Infantry of U.S. Army were killed by the rebelling townspeople with the help of the Filipino Revolutionary movement. Described as the worst defeat of the U.S. Army during the Filipino-American war, the “massacre” in Balangiga was believed to have sparked American outrage that led to a far more terrible massacre of Filipinos in the whole of Samar, transforming the island into what history books have named as a Howling Wilderness. Part of the American retaliation was the seizing of the bells from the Balangiga church, touted by the American soldiers as trophies of the war against the rebels. Two of these bells are now displayed in former military base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The sarswela is a reenactment of this significant historical event in the form of the sarswela. Integral, however to the romantic rendition of this story culminates in an impassioned appeal to bring back the bells to its rightful place in the town of Balangiga.

PLAYDATES: NOVEMBER 28, 29, 30 – DECEMBER 5, 6, 7 – 12, 13, 14
(Fridays-8:00pm, Saturdays-3:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays-3:00pm)
VENUE: TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

TICKETS:
REGULAR: Php1000 (NO STUDENT DISCOUNT)
REGULAR: Php800 STUDENT: Php400
REGULAR: Php600 STUDENT: Php300

20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees & Persons with Disability (PWD). Please present valid ID

5. LARO SA PANAGINIP (Dangerous Liaisons)
Playwright: PIERRE CHODERIOS
Adaptation: ELMER GATCHALIAN
Director: TUXQS RUTAQUIO

JUEGO DE PELIGRO transports the story of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ classic epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses to 1890s Manila, a few years before the mass uprising led by Andres Bonifacio against the Spanish regime. Señor Victor and Señora Margarita are Spanish aristocrats and former lovers living in Intramuros, then an enclave of the elite in the country. As the power of the Spanish conquistadores in the colony began to wane in the last years of the 19th century, Señor Victor and Señora Margarita remain unshaken in their desire to engage in depravity through their vicious games of conquest. They both decide to prey on the young and virginal Señorita Cecilla, her indio lover Daniel, and the virtuous and recently married mestiza, Señora Teresa. Adapted for the stage by Palanca Awardee Elmer Gatchalian, JUEGO DE PELIGRO explores the themes of desire, class struggle, and conquest in one of the tumultuous periods in Philippine history.

Film actor, Iza Calzado plays the role made famous by Glenn Close in the film version.
Also in the cast are TJ Trinidad and Isabel Oli.

PLAYDATES: February 20-22, 27, March 1, 6-8, 2015
(Fridays-8:00pm, Saturdays-3:00pm & 8:00pm, Sundays-3:00pm)
VENUE: TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES

TICKETS:
REGULAR: Php1000 (NO STUDENT DISCOUNT)
REGULAR: Php800 STUDENT: Php400
REGULAR: Php600 STUDENT: Php300

20% Discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees & Persons with Disability (PWD). Please present valid ID

For inquiries:
Tanghalang Pilipino Marketing
2nd Floor Production Design Bldg.
CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
8321125 locals 1620-1621
Email: onelorenzomarco@gmail.com
Juan Lorenzo Marco
Marketing and Sales Associate
0935-3784781/09998843821

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