If you missed the most talked about original productions in Manila, here’s your chance to catch them again. Here’s the line up for the 4th National Theater Festival, to be held on the Cultural Center of the Philippines on November 8 to 18, 2012.
AT THE TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO
STAGESHOW - Tanghalang Pilipino
November 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM
November 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM (Invitational)
November 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Mario O’hara’s raunchy homage to the twilight years of an almost forgotten entertainment form starring real life thespian couple Shamaine Centenera and Nonie Buencamino and a host of celebrities in special cameo appearances. Choreographed by Denisa Reyes and directed by Chris Millado.
DUHA KA ALIMPO SA HABAGAT…Bohol 1700 (Two Eyes of the Monsoon Storm) - Bohol Cultural Collective
November 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM
November 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM
A musical take on the early history of Bohol with original music by multi-awarded director and composer Lutgardo Labad.
WILLIAM - Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)
November 15, 2012 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM
The bard’s famous monologues energetically reincarnated through hiphop, crumping, breakdancing and rap. The award winning production written by Ron Capinding and directed by Maribel Legarda.
SINTANG DALISAY - Tanghalang Ateneo
November 11, 2012 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet transposed to an imaginary Muslim village pulsates anew with the rhythms of traditional dance, martial arts and the kulintang brass gong. Directed by Ricardo Abad.
KAKARONG Barasoain Kalinangan Ensemble Inc.
November 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM
November 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM
A new sarswela musical depicting the courage of Filipinos during one of the bloodiest episodes of the Revolution.
MIND’S EYE - Trumpets
November 16, 2012 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM
An eighty-eight year-old drama teacher and an angry sixteen-year-old paralytic embark on an imaginary trip to Italy where they explore new truths and face the pain of their realities.
OROSMAN AT ZAFIRA - Dulaang UP
November 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM
November 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM
The critically acclaimed contemporary reimagining of Francisco Balagtas’ classic work directed and choreographed by Dexter M. Santos and with original music by Carol Bello.
AT THE TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE
DULA TA - Sining Kabpapagariya
November 9, 2012 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
The Mindanao conflict told from the point of view of the innocents.
UWAHIG - Integrated Performing Arts Guild
November 10, 2012 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
The Mindanawon Indarapatra epic and the Bukidnon water legend transports the degradation brought about by war and the abuse of environment into mythic realms.
HARING + UBU - I - Sipat Lawin Ensemble
November 11,2012 at 7:00 PM
Devised from Alfred Jarry’s avant-garde play Ubu Roi (Ubu the King) this interactive, fun and filthy power play is set inside a toilet bowl, Designed by Leeroy New and directed by JK Anicoche.
WALANG KUKURAP - Tanghalang Pilipino
November 13, 2012 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
The murderous tale of small town politics is based on testimonies from whistle-blowers and anonymous syndicate insiders. Playwright Layeta Bucoy collaborates with the Actor’s Company in crafting this political house of horrors. Directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio.
ISA PANG KAWING - The Xavier Stage
November 15, 2012 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
A play on betrayal of trust and confidence motivated and conditioned by tradition, politics, gender and abuse of power. Written by Steven Patrick Fernandez and directed by Hobart Savior.
SAYAW NG MGA SENYORITA - Gantimpala Theater Foundation
November 16, 2012 at 3:00 and 8:00 PM
Adapted from the groundbreaking play “Boys in the Band” by Matt Crowley, this revival once again strikes a tragicomic resonance in the gay scene and patois of current day Manila.
BATA BATUTE - Ony Carcamo and Wanlu
November 17, 2012 at 3:00 and 7:30 PM
AT THE SILANGAN HALL
LIVIN LA VIDA IMELDA - Carlos Celdran
November 11, 13 and 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM
The irrepressible and irreverent Carlos Celdran takes on the life and times of you-know-who. Designed by and conceived by Carlos Celdran.
D4 - THE NEXT GENERATION - Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT)
November 16, 2012 at 7:00 PM
AT THE MAIN RAMP
BATTALIA ROYALE - Sipat Lawin Ensemble
November 14,2012 at 7:00 PM
Loosely adapted from Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale, this interactive, site-specific production is a collaborative effort between international playwrights David Finnigan, Jordan Prosser, Sam Burns-Warr, and Georgie McAulye and the Sipat Lawin Ensemble.