Theater

Artistang Artlets play on ‘choosing to love again’

Artistang Artlets Puso with Disabilities

Artistang Artlets, the official theatre guild of the University of Santo Tomas’ Faculty of Arts and Letters, presents “PWD (Puso With Disabilities)”, written by Danielle Joyce Factora, choreographed by Paula Angelica Uy, with the original composition of music and lyrics done by Coleen Ivy Cordero, directed by Michelle Emily Lozare and produced by Mary Crizette Arce

PWD (Puso With Disabilities) is a musical play comprised of different stories about lapses that occur in relationships and eventually lead to certain conflicts that may hinder someone from choosing to love again. This production aims to show the audience certain remedies to various problems one may experience in love and how people involved in a relationship can use these remedies to forgive each other’s shortcomings.

This play is set to grace the Tan Yan Kee Student Center AVR on the following play dates: March 23, 24 and 25 at the time 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. For tickets and information, please contact Jann Kayla Mendoza (09278423870) or John Michael Peña  (09058245399).

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Artistang Artlets: Is love worth gambling everything for?

Revised Poster Artistang Artlets XOXO PosterArtistang Artlets, the official theater guild of the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas, on its 34th season is proud to bring you its 2nd Theatre Literacy Program this coming January.

Artistang Artlets brings you X.O.X.O, a play that introduces us to a world wherein one’s right decisions, thinking, and actions will determine whether he or she will win the game that affects people the most – the game of love. Are you willing to gamble everything for the sake of love? Will it be worth it? Ready? Set, Gamble.

X.O.X.O is a twin bill production, featuring the 29th Gawad Ustetika 1st and 3rd place holders for Dulang May Isang Yugto category entitled “Baraha” written by Kris Joven Medalla and “Ang Kasalanan sa Kasalan” written by Danielle Joyce Factora, respectively. X.O.X.O will be directed by Jennie Ver Gabon and will be produced by Hazel May Sartorio.

Play dates will be as follows: January 6, 7, and 8, 2015 – 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm at the Education Auditorium, Albertus Magnus Building, UST.

For inquiries, please contact Hazel May Sartorio at 0935 483 0765 or visit Artistang Artlets on Facebook. (fb.com/ArtistangArtletsUST)

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Artistang Artlets stages Sa North Diversion Road

Sa North Diversion Road Artistang Artlets

Artistang Artlets, the official theatre guild of the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas, is staging this September a Tony Perez play, Sa North Diversion Road.

Perez is known for “dark and moody” explorations of the human psyche, influenced largely by his background in clinical psychology. The only Tony Perez work I’ve read so far is Cubao: 1980, a coming-of-age novel about a barkada of adolescent hustlers plying their trade in the titular place and time. The novel is acclaimed for its experimental prose that is reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye and its controversial subject matter (at least, during the time it was published).  I particularly remember Perez’s clever comparison of the milieu of Cubao to a cat in heat.

SNDR, on the other hand, has been a favourite among theatre companies, and was even filmed once. Like Cubao, SNDR confronts another “taboo” topic: infidelity. The subject has since become a staple in Philippine movies, what with all those mediocre “mistress movies” the major studios have been churning out recently. So it would be interesting to see how much has changed in Filipinos’ attitude towards infidelity through Artlets’ SNDR staging that is being produced by Christine Emano and being directed by Maria Kristina Magno.

In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer last February, Perez said he prefers to write about the “Filipino psyche” because unlike social issues – works on which he calls “ephemeral” – such a topic lasts.

“[I] would rather write a play remembered and restaged a 100 years from now because it addressed the psyche of the Filipinos rather than current issues,” he said.

Disclosure: I am receiving free tickets for this post

Sa North Diversion Road. Directed by Ma. Kristina Magno and produced by Christine Emano. At the Tan Yan Kee Auditorium, Tan Yan Kee Building, University of Santo Tomas, on September 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2013. Time slots are 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. For inquiries, contact Cymon Denise Mercado at 0927-329-6953 or visit Artistang Artlets’ Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ArtistangArtletsUST

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