Tanghalang Pilipino's “Mga Gerilya sa Powell Street”, adapted by Rody Vera from the novel by Benjamin Pimentel, directed by Chris Millado. January 23-February 1, 2009, at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute. For tickets, call Paolo 8323661 or 0920-9535381.
“One of the most significant plays of the year... Directed with élan by Chris Millado, [it] exploited the novel’s comic and dramatic possibilities, while maintaining Brechtian 'objectivity' and Garcia-Marquez 'magic realism' when the scenes threatened to become too emotional. Ensemble acting was superb.” -- Amadis Ma. Guerrero, Philippine Daily Inquirer
“Many of the scenes hit close to home, particularly those that depict the loneliness and homesickness that the beteranos feel while living abroad. As the cast members had their curtain call, some viewers and even members of the cast could not help but shed tears...” -- Jocelyn Dimaculangan, Philippine Entertainment Portal
Dulaang UP's “Atang: Dulang May Musika,” written by Floy Quintos, directed by Alexander Cortez. January 28-February 8, 2009 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre, 2nd Floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. For inquiries, call Luz De Luna 0922-8206224, 0917-6206224 or contact Dulaang UP office 9261349, 4337840, 9818500 local 2449, or e-mail http://www.upd.edu.ph/~dup.
“The play was marvelously executed. From the production design, to the costumes, to the lighting, the acting and singing, the music, the well-written lines and dialogues, the direction. Every detail contributed and was successful in building up the magnificent end result.” -- Shirley Pizarro, Manila Bulletin
“Expertly directed by Alexander Cortez, this play certainly deserves wider viewership as it gives today’s young viewers a better perspective on local entertainment history” -- People’s Journal