ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO Gets 50th-Anniversary Staging
Manila, Philippines--Theatre Titas and Duende Theatre, in partnership with Z Hostel and PLUD, present the 50th-anniversary production of Dr. Paul Dumol's ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO. Penned in 1968, Dumol's timeless masterpiece is considered to be the Philippines' first postmodern play.
The play will run at The Ruins at Poblacion, Makati (5855 Alfonso St.), on September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2018, with performances at 8 p.m. on all dates and 3 p.m. matinées on Saturdays and Sundays.
ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO sets the audience in a courtroom of beggars to watch a trial unfold. Today's defendant is an elderly beggar named Mang Serapio, who is accused of harboring a child, which affects the communal income of the association of beggars, the federaçion. As the trial pushes through, we see the flaws in the federaçion's judicial system, which may feel all too familiar.
With the intent on taking Dumol's vital message outside the confines of a traditional theatre, this production of ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO places the audience in the trial with the other beggars in an immersive theatrical experience.
Playing the titular character is Jacques Borlaza (Dulaang UP, Gantimpala Theater Foundation, Art Theater Manila, Tanghalang Pilipino, Repertory Philippines). Lian Silverio (Tanghalang Pilipino's Aurelio Sedisyoso, Egg Theater's Kung Paano Maghiwalay) and Ronilo Balbieran (Dulaang ROC's Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio) will alternate as Unang Tagapagtanong, and Andrea Fe Padilla (Christopher de Leon's Lorenzo, Carlos Celdran's Livin' La Vida Imelda) will take on the role of Ikalawang Tagapagtanong. Japoy Eusebio Dones (Teatro Expedicion De Filipinas' Ang Panaginip ni Jose Rizal and CSB Taxi Theatre's Mulagat) will preside over the titular trial as Hukom.
Comprising the federaçion are Jigs Sumera (Nonon Padilla's Nuno Sa Punso: BFF, Duende Theatre's Twenty Questions), Siel Cleigh Evangelista (ViARE's Back to the Drawing Board, Dulaang ROC's Next Page), Seleen Simora (Dulaang ROC's Codename: Xander Returns & 20th Playfest), Roznel Destajo, Alyana Dalisay (Duende Theatre's Twenty Questions & Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter), Cyril Coronado (Dulaang ROC's Makbet and Ang Luha ni Tikboy), John Mari Bonifacio (Tanghalan Mandaluyong's Catsville), Angelo Galang (Tanghalang Sta. Ana's Ang Martir sa Golgota & UP Dulaang Laboratoryo's Cymbeline), and Mil Prado (ACACIA's Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter, Dulaang ROC's Ang Paglilitis kay Mang Serapio).
About Theatre Titas
THEATRE TITAS is a group of individuals whose common denominator is a passion for theater. Fresh from their successful maiden production, a twin-bill feature called WHAT'S IN THE DARK? (October 2017), which starred Epy Quizon and Javier Coromina (whose performance was lauded 'as one of the best performances of 2017' by Theater Fans Manila), THEATRE TITAS is a group that aims to stage a diverse selection of works: classic, new, and experimental. They not only stage, but critique, discuss, interpolate, and share their theater experiences; usually over a glass of wine, a plate of sushi, two slices of cake each, and a lot of laughter.
About Duende Theatre
DUENDE THEATRE believes in the art in alternative spaces. They believe that art should not be limited to traditional venues but should be open for production in various places. They have been successful in achieving this, having staged their plays in coffee shops, restaurants, and even in hotel rooms. The group's name alludes to the magic that is experienced by both the audiences and the production group during a beautiful show. It is this same magic the members of Duende Theatre continue to pursue. They have experienced this magic in several of their shows, and they continue looking for it in alternative spaces where they can showcase their brand of theater: compact, mobile, and easily palatable to a wide array of audiences.
To buy tickets (P800-P900) to ANG PAGLILITIS NI MANG SERAPIO, fill out the reservation form at https://goo.gl/forms/1sw43HzP0e324C3r1 or contact DIANDRA at (63)917 656 7293.