In celebration of National Artist for Theater Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero’s birth centennial and to cap its 36th Season, Dulaang UP presents one of Guerrero's most celebrated works, "The Forsaken House," to be directed by Tony Mabesa.
The play stars theater luminaries Irma Adlawan, Tess Dumpit, Leo Rialp, Ces Quesada, Espie Tinio-Garcellano, Menggie Cobarrubias and Joel Lamangan, together with the Dulaang UP ensemble and some of today’s most promising young theater actors.
Early 1940s. The Philippines is starting to gain more independence and power. It is opening its doors to new ideas. Its culture and tradition are diversifying.
But not in Don Ramon’s household. While many Filipino families of the time embrace change, Don Ramon maintains a severe hold on his family, especially his children. He forbids them from going out with friends, yet does not welcome the idea of entertaining visitors at home. He distrusts their peers and dictates what they can and cannot do in life.
Though having only his children’s best interests at heart, his unyielding will to wield control over their lives spur a series of events that leads him and his family spiraling towards an ominous fate, in unexpected and heartbreaking ways.
"The Forsaken House" runs February 15-March 4, 2012, at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman. For inquiries, contact Cherry Bong Edralin 0917-7500107 or the DUP Office 9261349.