“Orosman at Zafira” is under the direction and choreography of Dexter Santos, with original music by Carol Bello.
The first run of the play was extended due to popular demand and received nominations for Best Musical Production and Best Director at the 21st Aliw Awards. It also garnered numerous acclaimed from critics and audiences.
Baltazar’s “Orosman at Zafira” tackles the rivalry for power among the mythical tribes of the Marruecos, Duquela and Tedenst. Amidst war and conflict, Orosman and Zafira find love. Santos’ adaptation integrates different ethno-linguistic dances and music to come up with a musical production quite unlike any other seen on the Philippine stage.
Dulaang UP is a semi-professional university-based theatre company that serves as the key venue of U.P. Theatre students’ exposure to the performing arts and related disciplines such as scenery design, technical management and stage and theater management.
The artistic and technical team of “Orosman at Zafira” includes Sir Anril Tiatco and Katte Sabatte (dramaturgy), Tuqx Rutaquio (production design), John Ilao Batalla (lights design), Jojit Lorenzo (photography), Mara Marasigan (assistant director), Via Antonio and Jeff Hernandez (associate choreographers).
“Orosman at Zafira” will run from August 11-29 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, U.P. Diliman, from Wednesdays to Fridays 7 p.m., and during weekends at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For tickets, call Cherry 0917-7500107 or the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 433-7840.