Thursday, August 07, 2008

'Othello' from Tanghalang Ateneo, Tony Perez plays from UA&P's Dulaang ROC

Music may soothe a savage beast, but in Tanghalang Ateneo's production of Shakespeare's "Othello: Ang Moro ng Venecia," rendered in Filipino by Rogelio Sicat and Luna Sicat-Cleto, music will incite a savage beast and devastate people's lives.

The play runs August 20-September 6, 7 p.m., at the Rizal Mini-Theater, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University. Saturday matinee shows are at 2 p.m.

Tanghalang Ateneo's second of three 30th season productions, "Othello" features theater stalwarts Nonie Buencamino and Teroy Guzman alternating as the guitar-toting Othello, the Moor caught between the angel of a Desdemona, alternately played by Irma Adlawan and Missy Maramara, and the devil of an Iago, played by Ron Capinding and Rody Vera.

Supporting them are the talents of Neil Ryan Sese and Randy Villarama who portray Cassio, the handsome lieutenant; Rachel Quong as Emilia; Exzell Macomb and Jaru Hermano as Roderigo, Joseph dela Cruz as Brabantio/Ludovico; Regina de Vera and Lara Agay as Bianca; Glen Mas and John Aguas as the Duke.

Ricky Abad, who once played Iago in a World Theater Project production of this Shakespeare classic, directs the play assisted by B.J. Crisostomo. National Artist Salvador Bernal designs the set and costumes, Jonjon Villaruel oversees the lights design, Reamur David carries out the sound design, while Ruben Reyes executes several variations of a Shakespearean song as the play's musical theme.

For ticket inquiries and reservations, call Jeselyn Jagong at 0916-5215154.

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UA&P's premier theatre company, Dulaang ROC, opens its 19th season with "Usap-Usapan: Mga Dula Ni Tony Perez," a series of one-act plays by today's most sought- after directors.

Christian Vallez, recipient of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award. directs Athena Tibi, Stephanie Sol, JC Ramos and Carlo Baldonido in the tension-filled "Sierra Lakes." "Gabún," a play filled with secrets and revelations, is directed by Joachim Antonio, also a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awardee, with performances by Grant Delfin and Seph Garza.

IMC graduate Boogie Mortel directs "The Wayside Café," with performances by Dae Lee, Gibby Gorres, Martin Vicencio and Rose Ferrer. "Biyernes, 4 Ng Hapon" marks Bok Gil's first directorial job for Dulaang ROC. The play also showcases ROC's freshest batch of talents with debut performances by Brixton Reyes and Aris Acoba.

UA&P alumnus and current Kultura Desk Head Joel Parcon directs "Sacraments of the Dead," featuring Dy Cuasy and Luis Arambulo.

"Usap-Usapan: Mga Dula ni Tony Perez" opens on August 19 at the ALB Dining Halls, University of Asia and the Pacific. For tickets and other inquiries, contact Issa Geronimo 0927-7861837. Pat Patdu 0915-4285724 or Vince Sagarbarria 0905-2146956.

Tickets are at P50 for single entry and P130 for triple entries. Showdates are as follows:

Aug 19 TUE--(Opening night) Gabun and Biyernes 4 ng Hapon
Aug 20 WED--Sierra Lakes
Aug 21 THU--Sacraments of the Dead and Wayside Café
Aug 22 FRI--Sierra Lakes
Aug 23 SAT--Gabun and Biyernes 4 ng Hapon (4 p.m.) and Sierra Lakes (7 p.m.)
Aug 26 TUE--Sacraments of the Dead and Wayside Café
Aug 27 WED--Gabun and Biyernes 4 ng Hapon
Aug 30 SAT--Sierra Lakes (4 p.m.) and Sacraments of the Dead and Wayside Café (7 p.m.)

Sept 2 TUE--Sierra Lakes
Sept 3 WED--Sacraments of the Dead and Wayside Café
Sept 4 THU--Gabun and Biyernes 4 ng Hapon
Sept 6 SAT--(Closing night) Gabun and Biyernes 4 ng Hapon (4 p.m.) and Sacraments of the Dead and Wayside Café (7 p.m.)

Weekday shows start at 7:45 p.m.; weekend shows at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

1 comment:

ernest sy said...

Hey gibbs! I'm your contact from UA&P & (avid reader of your blog). Would you want 10 seats for our play?

Ernest Emmanuel C. Sy
VP for Marketing
Dulaang ROC


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