The Ateneo de Manila University Theater Arts Seniors 2008 presents a new production of Floy Quintos’ Palanca award-winning play, “Fluid,” which will run for three weeks starting Aug. 30 at the Fine Arts Studio Theater, 3/F Gonzaga Hall, Loyola School, Ateneo de Manila University.
“Fluid,” given a fresh twist by a young cast of actors, tackles the question of art and compromise in the lives of three couples. Amir is a talented painter on the fringes of a breakdown when he meets Mira, a rich art collector, who challenges him and his belief in art.
Jom and Alben are struggling theater actors debating the merits of high art and popular art while trying to make their relationship work. Renata is an orchestra coordinator whose passion for “real art” drives the domineering events coordinator, Simone, crazy.
At the opening of Amir’s one-man show, all discover true art in the midst of a pandemonium that looks into hypocrisy and the awakening of exhausted creative spirits.
Quintos also directs the play, with set design by Monica Sebial, costumes by Mahar Mangahas and lights by Voltaire de Jesus.
“Fluid” runs Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1-2, 4-9, and 11-16, at 7 p.m., with additional 2 p.m. shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 0920-5574558 or 4266001 loc. 5331.