The Writers' Bloc, CCP and Tanghalang Pilipino, organizers of Virgin Labfest 5, are offering 12 free tickets to bloggers--2 tickets for each of the Labfest's six sets--on the following schedules:
SET A: School of Life (Mga Dulang Walang Pinag-aralan)
Tuesday, June 23, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
MPC (Mababang Paaralan ng Caniogan) by Job Pagsibigan, performed by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble
Ang Huling Lektyur ni Misis Reyes by Tim Dacanay, directed by Hazel Gutierrez
Pandaraya by Oggie Arcenas, directed by Roli Inocencio/JK Anicoche
SET B: It's Complicated (The Buhul-Buhol Trilogy)
Wednesday, June 24, 3 p.m. and 8p.m.
Salise by J. Dennis Teodosio, directed by Roobak Valle
Ang Mamanugangin ni Rez by Clariza Estuar, directed by Paolo O'Hara
So Sangibo a Ranon Na Piyatay O Satiman A Tadman by Rogelio Braga, directed by Riki Benedicto
SET C: Blood Sports (Trilohiyang Dinuguan)
Thursday, June 25, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Kitchen Medea by Kiyokazu Yamamoto, directed by Yoshida Toshihisa
Doc Resurrecion: Gagamutin ang Bayan by Layeta Bucoy, directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio
Asawa/Kabit, written and directed by George de Jesus III
SET D: The Family That ______s Together (Tatlong Dulang Walang Diyos)
Friday, June 26, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Boy-Girl ang Gelpren ni Mommy by Sheilfa Alojamiento, directed by Carlo Garcia
Maliw by Reuel Molina Aguila, directed by Edna Vida
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by George Vail Kabristante, directed by Paul Santiago
SET E: Life is a Trap (Three Plays in Search of Escape)
Saturday, June 27, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Isang Araw sa Peryahan by Nicolas B. Pichay, directed by Chris Millado
Paigan by Liza Magtoto, directed by Sigrid Bernardo
Hate Restaurants by David Finnigan, directed by J. Victor Villareal
SET F: VLF 4 Revisited (selected plays from last year's Virgin Labfest)
Sunday, June 28, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ang Kalungkutan ng mga Reyna, written and directed by Floy Quintos
Ang Bayot, ang Meranao, at ang Habal-Habal sa Isang Nakababagot na Paghihintay sa Kanto ng Lanao del Norte” by Rogelio Braga, directed by Nick Olanka
Uuwi na Ang Nanay Kong si Darna by Job Pagsibigan, from Edgar Samar's story for children, directed by Cats Racsag
Usual condition applies: You have to blog about the play/s afterwards. However, your post will automatically be considered an entry in our Virgin Labfest blog contest, thus giving you a chance to win prizes.
One ticket, one blogger, first-come, first-served. E-mail me at email@example.com to make your reservation (include your preferred showdate, contact number and blog URL). You can choose either the afternoon or evening show of the set of plays you want to watch (again, see schedules above). But please take note that the Labfest starts Tuesday next week, so you have to e-mail me asap.
Playwrights Rody Vera and Allan Lopez have also generously offered additional prizes for our contest.
1. From Rody, a copy of the Virgin Labfest anthology that will be launched on June 23 (15 plays from four years of Virgin Labfest [2005 through 2008], a major anthology that includes 6 Palanca winners and Gawad Buhay Awards for the Theater. Featuring plays by F. Sionil Jose, Nicolas B. Pichay, Glenn Sevilla Mas, Allan B. Lopez, Rody Vera, Liza Magtoto, Floy Quintos, etc.)
2. From Allan, a copy of Children's Reader, by the late and much-loved Rene Villanueva (“the most extensive compilation of his works for children”).
Since we're choosing three winners, I'm tossing in one more copy of the Labfest anthology to make the prize mix more equitable. So, as things stand now, we're offering:
First prize: Preview Art, Sinta and Other Plays and Virgin Labfest anthology [not in pic]
Second prize: Pair of Havaianas, Sinta and Other Plays and Virgin Labfest anthology
Third prize: Zen Zest gift pack, Sinta and Other Plays and Rene Villanueva's Children's Reader
[More details about the prizes here.]
Kitakits sa CCP, and looking forward to your blogs!