Friday, January 14, 2011

Dulaang UP mounts rerun of Amphitryon

Celebrating its 35th Theater Season, Dulaang UP brings back “Amphitryon,” a Roman comedy by Heinrich von Kleist with Filipino tranlation by Jerry Respeto and direction by Jose Estrella, first staged in September 2009 at Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman. The rerun will be at the same venue.

“Amphitryon” is a tale of love, infidelity and deception. It tells the tale of Alcmene, a loving and faithful wife whose husband, King Amphitryon, goes to battle. Falling in love with Alcmene, the god Jupiter disguises himself as her long-lost husband. After a night of exceptional happiness between the supposed “husband” and wife, King Amphitryon of Thebes returns victorious from battle, and Jupiter suddenly disappears. Would Alcmene recognize the difference? Would Amphitryon discover the game played on them by the gods?

The cast includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O'Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera. Comprising the artistic team are set designer Lex Marcos, light designer John Batalla, costume designer Raven Ong and sounds designer TJ Ramos.

“Amphitryon” will run February 16-March 6, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City, from Wednesdays to Fridays, 7 p.m. and 10 a.m., and 3 p.m. during weekends.

For tickets, please contact Cherry at 0917-7500107, or the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840.

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