A Trilogy of Terror Opens Today at CCP, 2/22
Manila, Philippines--One of Manila's premier arts festival, Fringe Manila, Theater House of Black (#14 Leandro Road), and Antipara Collective team up to bring to the stage three theater shorts "Si Edgar, Si Allan at Si Art," adapted from the stories of four celebrated turn-of-the-century authors namely Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Miller, William Golding, and Jean-Paul Sartre.
The trilogy though adapted from foreign tales was suited for the local taste and "Filipinized" to expose native cultural beliefs that border the surreal and supernatural. What makes this production a potential audience magnet is its use of Filipino myths and legends, which up to this day capture the interest of Filipinos. Likewise, the creative team has mixed its subject matter with modern elements to ensure that the theatergoers can relate and realistically feel the emotions and rampages on stage.
The episodes are:
Episode I: Kuba-O: Ang Kwento ng Sinaunang Bruha (based on Arthur Miller's The Crucible)
Episode II: Walang-Hiyang Tibok (based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart)
Episode III: Yangaw (based on William Golding's The Lord of the Flies and Jean Paul Sarte's No Exit)
The proceeds of the production will go to the Stage Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches theater and other art forms to children in rural areas in the country.
The show runs today, Feb. 22, until tomorrow, Feb. 23, at Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Huseng Batute. For ticket inquiries, call TicketWorld (632) 891 9999 or (63921) 3011260 or (632) 9894599. Tickets are also sold at the door.