This December, Dulaang Kalay, a theater organization founded by a young breed of theater actors and enthusiasts, launches its first offering, “Series Finale: Saan Hahantong Ang Tagpong Ito?!”
The play is a satirical look at the Filipino's obsession with telenovelas and their stars, centering on the last episode of a soap opera, with all its melodrama and cliches, aired in the midst of national scandals and big news stories.
“Series Finale: Saan Hahantong Ang Tagpong Ito?!” is written by two promising young theater artists, Katte Sabate (dramaturg/headwriter, Dulaang UP's “Rizal X”) and William Elvin Manzano (music and lyrics, “Rizal X” and Dulaang Laboratoryo's “Cyrano: Isang Sarsuwela”), and features an ensemble of the country's brightest young actors: Janine Santos (Tanghalang Ateneo's “Walang Sugat,” Dulaang UP's “Isang Panaginip na Fili”) alternating with Erika Estacio (“Rizal X”); Jules Dela Paz (Dulaang UP's “Shock Value” and “Rizal X”) alternating with Toji Salinas; Roxy Aldiosa (“Walang Sugat,” “Isang Panaginip na Fili” and the upcoming “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera”) alternating with Dreps Tatad (Dulaang Laboratoryo’s “Medea”); Earle Figuracion (“Isang Panaginip na Fili”) alternating with Acey Aguilar (Dulaang UP’s “Orosman at Zafira,” “Lulu” and Tanghalang Pilipino’s ongoing “Tatlong Tabing: Three Plays by Tony Perez”).
The artistic staff includes Jean Tanchuco, Nissi Gatan (production designer), Niqi Granados (costume designer), Meliton Roxas (lighting designer), Dino Dimar (photography and graphics design), Gabe Ongkiko and Timothy Ng (video design) and Delphine Buencamino (choreography). Original music, lyrics, and direction by William Elvin Manzano.
“Series Finale: Saan Hahantong Ang Tagpong Ito?!” runs December 5-18, 2011 at Vision 21, Crossroads 77, #77 Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City.
For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, contact Nicole Nequinto (0906-4581711) or Raquel Pascua (0906-5721157).