Wednesday, August 08, 2007

'Pilipinas Circa 1907' from Tanghalang Pilipino

Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident theater company of the CCP, opens its 21st theater season with a revival of the Dr. Nicanor Tiongson's landmark sarswela, "Pilipinas Circa 1907." The production, which runs August 10-September 2 at CCP's Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, is set in the period prior to the national elections in 1907 and tells about political relations and family conflict getting in the way of two pairs of star-crossed lovers.

The cast includes Ana Feleo and Lani Mabilangan Ligot alternating as Leonor, and Arnold Reyes and Miguel Castro as Emilio, as well as Nazer Salcedo, Bong Cabrera, Wenah Nagales, Jeanette Reyna, Dido dela Paz, Mia Bolanos and Clotilde Lucero, Lou Veloso, Garry Lim, Andrew Cruz, Bong Embile, Eric dela Cruz, Roeder Camanag and the TP Actors' Company.

The libretto is by Nicanor Tiongson, with music by Lutgardo Labad, Louie Pascasio, Chino Toledo, Lucien Letaba, Nicanor Abelardo, Scott Joplin and Barry Fagan. Musical direction is by Chino Toledo, production design by Leo Abaya, costumes by Danilo Franco, choreography by Edna Vida Froilan and technical direction by Barbie Tan Tiongco. Overall direction is by Dennis Marasigan. The production is his first directorial assignment with TP after assuming the post of Artistic Director. He also doubles as the production's lighting designer.

For tickets, details, booking and reservations, call TP at 8323661, 8323704 or 8919999.

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