Sunday, November 18, 2012

John Lapuz directs D'Emperor for Teatro Tomasino

Teatro Tomasino’s first major offering for its 35th theater season promises pure entertainment and a different look into the fashion world.

“D’Emperor” is a modern take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, written by five-time Palanca winner George De Jesus III and directed by the guild’s Professional Consultant John “Sweet” Lapus.

“D’Emperor” is a satirical portrayal of a fashion magnate whose obsession with extravagant fashion is taking its toll on his fashion house, Le Fashion Empire de Jour, especially when two up-and-coming fashion designers promise the Emperor a new outfit which they say is invisible to those unworthy of their current positions.

“D’Emperor” is Teatro Tomasino’s second theater production and the first major production for its 35th year. The earlier play, also by George De Jesus III, was “Kung Paano Maghiwalay”, staged last July to serve as the guild’s “recruitment production” to invite Thomasians to join Teatro Tomasino.

Teatro Tomasino is the university-wide theater guild of the University of Santo Tomas. It provides Thomasians with another avenue to learn more about the arts and teach its members discipline, responsibility and decision-making.

The organization was formed by 25 students on Sepember 17, 1977 under the supervision of Professors Myrna Hilario and Piedad Guinto. At 35, Teatro Tomasino prides itself with a legacy of producing notable plays as well as distinguished alumni who have become well-known in their respective fields.

The play runs November 27, 2012 (Tuesday) 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm; November 28, 2012 (Wednesday), 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm; and November 29, 2012 (Thursday), 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.

Venue is the Albertus Magnus Auditorium, Albertus Magnus Building, University of Santo Tomas. Tickets are at P120.

For tickets and further details, call Lea Licerio 0916-1030818 or Claudine Dator 0932-1476700.

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