Friday, December 09, 2011

Auditions for Dulaang UP's Forsaken House, to be directed by Tony Mabesa

In celebration of National Artist for Theater Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero’s centennial, Dulaang UP presents one of his most celebrated works, "Forsaken House," under the direction of multi-awarded Tony Mabesa.

The show will run February 15–March 4, 2011, at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd Floor, Palma Hall, UP Diliman.

Auditions will be held on December 8, 6-9 p.m., and December 10, 3-6 p.m., at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater. Please prepare an English monologue not exceeding 2 minutes. Be prepared to be asked to read lines on the spot. Bring recent photo.

For inquiries, please contact Emman Feliciano 0927-8378507.


Early 1940s. The Philippines is starting to gain more independence to determine its own direction. Opening its doors to new ideas, its culture and traditions are on the cusp of change.

But not in Don Ramon’s household.

While many Filipino families of the time embrace change, Don Ramon maintains a strict hold on his family, especially his children. He forbids them from meeting friends outside yet does not welcome the idea of entertaining visitors at home, distrusts his sons and daughter’s peers and dictates what they can and cannot do in life. He believes he is only doing what is right, but all the people around him worry that the children are headed toward an uncertain fate.

Don Ramon ignores the growing anger and pain inside the hearts of his children, until one by one, they all ‘leave’ him, in different forms, in different ways. The patriarch refuses to accept that it's his fault, but when all seems too late to save his fading brood, he makes one last step to try to redeem the little that is left.

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