August 21: Gods, Monsters and Man

A bit of nostalgia and perhaps a lesson. On this day I remember coming back with friends from Laguna doing research for our high school class when the news broke out of assasination of Ninoy. I still remember it like yesterday and the class was an elective – Mythology: Gods, Monsters and Man. How apropo.

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Hashtag R broken-heart J: AUGUST 26 TO SEPTEMBER 13 2015

The story of ill-fated lovers has long captured the imagination of the audience. In William Shakespeare’s’ work Romeo and Juliet is probably the most popular tragedy in his body of work. Personally, I always liked Macbeth but then again that is me, and there is no argument against the number of staging and adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. There is even a shrine to Romeo and Juliet in Verona. Even the film Shakespeare in Love used as its backdrop the play of the star-crossed lovers.

Oh Romeo Where are thou Romeo?

The copyright on Shakespeare has expired and because of this there has been a blooming of Shakespeare’s works and thus it is of no surprise that Dulaang UP has come up with #RARTISTIC TEAM

direction Dexter Santos
adaptation Guelan Varela- Luarca
music composition & design Krina Cayabyab
lights John Batalla | set Ohm David
video Winter David | costume Darwin Desoacido

This should be interesting to watch, How would the Montagues and Capulets fare in Metro Manila at the time of social media.

PERFORMANCE DATES

First Week
August 26 (Wednesday) – 7PM ?
August 27 (Thursday) – 7PM ?
August 28 (Friday) – 7PM

Second Week
September 2 (Wednesday) – 7PM ?
September 3 (Thursday) – 7PM 
?September 4 (Friday) – 8PM 
?September 5 (Saturday) – 10AM, 3PM, 8PM 
?September 6 (Sunday) – 10AM, 3PM, 8PM

Third Week
September 9 (Wednesday) – 7PM ?
September 10 (Thursday) – 7PM 
?September 11 (Friday) – 7PM ?
September 12 (Saturday)10AM, 3PM, 8PM
September 13 (Sunday) – 10AM, 3PM, 8PM

VENUE: Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater
2/F Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City
TICKET PRICE:
Php 500.00 Regular Ticket Price
*Discounts are available for bulk purchases.

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The Warrior and the Old Swordsman

There was once was a warrior who wanted to be the best. He heard of a an old swordsman in the north and the warrior went there to challenge him, when he reached the swordsman house he issued challenges and then insults, drawing the attention of a crowd. But no one came out. Tired he went away. Afterwards, the door of the house opened and the old swordsman came out to enjoy his afternoon walk. The people asked him why he did not answer the warrior and he simply smiled and said, ” I did not hear him”.

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