UPLB Samasining, the laboratory arm of the Department of Humanities, in collaboration with the Theatre Communication class of this semester, is staging Jo-Anne D. Quiros’ Filipino adaptation of Jean Giraudoux’s “Ondine,” to be directed by Mr. Jeremy N. Dela Cruz and Mr. Ron H. Biñas.
The play “Ondine” is a classic, archetypal of fantasy, love and heroism that explores the tension between the real and ideal. Alfonso, a knight errant, shows up in a fisherman’s hut. The old folks’ foster water-nymph daughter Ondine falls in love with him at first sight. Awed by Ondine’s beauty, Alfonso reciprocates--and disregards his feelings for Berta, the woman who sent him on his quest in exchange for her hand in marriage. Together, Ondine and Alfonso travel back to Ondine's water kingdom even though her fellow water creatures object strongly to her human lover.
Composed of faculty and students, UPLB Samasining aims to provide alternative venues of education through theatrical presentations, dance and musical concerts, art exhibits, film screenings, creative writing workshops, and other related activities. It also aspires to develop faculty members and students’ potential in the literary, visual and performing arts.
For Communication Arts students, Samasining is a creative ground where they gain practical and hands-on experiences in various aspects of collaborative artistic work and production management.
The show runs September 22, 7pm; September 23 and 24, 3pm and 7pm; September 25 and 26, 10am and 3pm, at the D.L. Umali Hall, UPLB. Tickets atP200 each. For reservations, call Camille Custodio 0906-7813195.