Friday, January 06, 2012

First Filipino adaptation of King Lear is PETA's opener for 2012

After the back-to-back success of Philippine Educational Theater Association’s Shakespeare rap musical "William" and its box office comedy-drama "Care Divas", PETA opens 2012 with the first-ever Filipino adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "King Lear".

This "King Lear" has been translated into Filipino by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, while retaining the rhythm, texture and elegant brutality of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Nonon Padilla directs the modern-dress adaptation, with World Stage Design awardee Gino Gonzales supplying the set design and costumes.

"Haring Lear" features a traditional Shakespeare all-male cast led by theater stalwart Teroy Guzman, who plays Lear. Also in the cast are: Gary Lim (Regan), Nor Domingo (Goneril), Abner Delina (Cordelia), Jay Gonzaga (Edmundo), Myke Salomon (Edgardo), Jack Yabut (Gloster), Josel Reyes (Kent), George De Jesus (Oswaldo), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng Albanya), Fredyl Hernandez (Duke ng Burgonia), Angel Moratilla (Hari ng Francia) and Ernie Cloma (Matandang Lalaki).

"Haring Lear" runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27-March 4, 2012 at The PETA Theater Center. For tickets, contact 7256244, 4100821-22, 0917-5765400, or visit

1 comment:

Arlet Villanueva said...

I was able to watch King Lear and it was good. I appreciate the way they presented the metaphors (despite the fact that I do not know the story prior to watching the show)

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