For its season finale, the Ateneo theater group ENTABLADO (ENterteynment para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan at DiyOs) is staging Severino Reyes' “R.I.P.” with an “intermedio” from Francisco Balagtas' “La India Elegante y el Negrito Amante,” under the direction of Dr. Alvin Yapan, current chair of Ateneo De Manila’s Filipino department and also the director of the acclaimed films “Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe” and “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa”.
The show, which opened Jan. 10, runs until 21 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University.
Reyes is also the writer of “Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang,” while Francisco Baltazar aka Balagtas is the writer of the Philippine literature classic, “Florante at Laura”.
ENTABLADO reinterprets “R.I.P.” as a satire that tackles the transformation of the Philippine performing arts--about a theater group rehearsing for a performance while struggling against the rise of another art form. This story is framed by an “intermedio” that features the courtship of two clowns.
Music and sound design by Jema Pamintuan, Mike Coroza, Maynard De Guzman; set design by Richard De Guzman; costumes by Jean Pierre Reniva; lights design by Miyo Sta. Maria; and movement/choreography by Sergio Gahol.
Remaining show schedules: January 17, 18, 19, 20 (7:30 p.m.); January 14, 21 (2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.); January 21 (10:30 a.m.)
Ticket price P250. For tickets and inquiries, call Eric Estolatan 0906-4413838.