Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Dulaang UP's Filipino Titus Andronicus opens Sept. 14
Dulaang UP presents its third offering for its 36th season, "Titus Andronicus: Tinarantadong Asintado," Layeta Bucoy's Filipino adaptation of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, under the direction of Tuxqs Rutaquio.
Drenched in blood, "Titus Andronicus: Tinarantadong Asintado" intertwines political chaos and religious frenzy in a world where elections, showbiz and a town feast drown the people in murky violence. Two weeks before the elections, in a state of paranoia and extreme desire to win, a hitman fights back, and his story bloodily unfolds.
"Titus Andronicus: Tinarantadong Asintado" features a stellar cast led by Cinemalaya 2011 best actor Bembol Roco and best supporting actress Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino; GMA-7 actor Mike Tan; and theater actors Mailes Kanapi, Paolo O'Hara, Paulo Cabanero, Arnold Reyes, Rolando Inocencio, Cris Pasturan, Nicco Manalo, JK Anicoche, Nar Cabico, Delphine Buencamino, Olive Nieto and JR Macanas, along with the DUP ensemble.
The play runs September 14-October 2, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman. For inquiries, contact Cherry Bong Edralin 0917-7500107.
PLUS: The hardest acting for Bembol Roco--
“I’ve seen part of the film starring Anthony Hopkins as Titus, so more or less. I have an idea of what kind of person Titus is. But I’m trying to create my own character of Titus... Stage acting is totally different from film or TV. I love theater because of the things an actor can express only in theater. I really consider theater as an actor’s medium simply because it gives you the chance to be creative enough to create your own character and style. Among the three mediums, I consider stage acting the hardest.”