Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dulaang UP presents 'The Silent Soprano'

In celebration of the centennial of the University of the Philippines, Dulaang UP, on its 32nd theatre season, stages Vince De Jesus and Ricardo “Batch” Saludo’s new musical, “The Silent Soprano,” under the direction of Alexander Cortez.

“The Silent Soprano” centers on a domestic helper, Margie, whose golden voice captivates Hong Kong songwriter Ricky. But big-time record producer George thumbs down the idea of a Filipino maid singing Canto-pop, until he comes up with a daring scheme to sell her to the fans. The audacious plan catapults Margie to stardom, but she must follow George's draconian rules to keep her place at the top of the charts.

Will she stay in her cage in exchange for fame and fortune, or will she break free and be herself at the cost of losing it all? The musical sweeps across the themes of identity, music, race, love and freedom in a world driven by money, media and manipulation. The tunes, trials and tribulations of “The Silent Soprano” mark a journey between disparate cultures, lands and souls to find one common core of humanity.

“The Silent Soprano” runs November 21–December 9, 2007 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. Call 9261349/4337840/9818500 loc. 2449, or Mara Marasigan at 09159046721. For sponsorships, ticket inquiries and reservations, call Luz de Luna at 0917-6206224 or Franchesca San Agustin at 0906-3916169. Visit www.upd.edu.ph/~dup.



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