Dulaang UP, UP Playwrights Theatre Unveil 2017-2018 Theater Season

Dulaang UP, UP Playwrights Theatre Unveil 2017-2018 Theater SeasonManila, Philippines--For Dulaang UP's (DUP) 42nd Theater Season and UP Playwrights' Theatre's (UPPT) 26th Theater Season, we pay tribute to heroes--both unsung and celebrated--who dared to swim against the current and fight. This season, we are HONORING DEFIANCE.

Featured are four masterworks that promise to uphold the artistic boldness that the company boasts for over four decades. DUP, known to have embraced a wide repertoire ranging from the classic to the contemporary, offers two productions this season. And UPPT, founded under the DUP umbrella to exclusively stage works of Filipino playwrights, also offers two productions this season.

The season line up includes:

Fathers and Sons / Mga Ama Mga Anak

by Nick Joaquin

In celebration of Nick Joaquin's Birth Centennial

(UP Playwrights' Theatre)

Set in the mid '70s, this three-act play revolves around a day in the life of Zacarias Monzon, a man once known as the Caritela King. During the last few days of his life, he attempts to regain his reputation as he reminisces his past wealth, power and success.

Filipino Translation by: Pete Lacaba and Virgilio Almario

Directed by: Tony Mabesa

September 6 - 24, 2017

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater

Bagong Cristo

by Aurelio Tolentino

In celebration of Aurelio Tolentino's birth sesquicentennial

(Dulaang UP)

A socialist drama dealing with labor groups and the working class debacle, the play is given a more contemporary treatment as a tribute to Aurelio Tolentino's 150th birth anniversary.

Directed by: Alexander C. Cortez

November 8 - 26, 2017

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater

A Filipino translation based on the book

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

by Eimear McBride

First adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan

Copyright 2015, Eimear McBride and Annie Ryan

All rights reserved

(Dulaang UP)

Based on Eimear McBride's haunting novel and Annie Ryan's stage adaptation, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing tells, in fragmented, poetic, and partly ambiguous language, the tragic life of a Girl, who has been repeatedly abused by her uncle, loses her beloved brother, grapples with the wicked religiosity of her mother, and increasingly finds herself in that corner of her life where no option is left. A harrowing piece that lays bare in no delicate terms, the appalling iniquity of sexual abuse and power.

Directed by: José Estrella

February 21 - March 11, 2018

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater

The Kundiman Party

by Floy Quintos

(UP Playwrights' Theatre)

A concert of Kundiman art songs becomes the backdrop for a searing exploration of how art, music, values and the very fiber of our society, is being transformed by the challenging times we live in. So, is everybody happy now?

Directed by: Dexter M. Santos

April 11 - May 6, 2018

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater

For ticket, show-buying, and sponsorship inquiries, you may contact Camille Guevara (0917 823 9531) or the Dulaang UP Office (Tel. No.: (632) 926-1349 / 981-8500 local 2449 / dulaangupmarketing@gmail.com).

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