RIZAL X Play Dates and Synopsis

PLAYDATES

First Week

July 20 Wednesday : 7:00 PM 

July 21 Thursday  : 7:00 PM 

July 22 Friday : 7:00 PM 

July 23 Saturday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

July 24 Sunday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM 

Second Week 

July 27 Wednesday : 7:00 PM 

July 28 Thursday : 7:00 PM 

July 29 Friday : 7:00 PM 

July 30 Saturday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

July 31 Sunday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Third Week

August 3 Wednesday : 7:00 PM 

August 4 Thursday : 7:00 PM 

Fourth Week

August 10 Wednesday : 7:00 PM 

August 11 Thursday : 7:00 PM 

August 12 Friday : 7:00 PM 

August 13 Saturday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

August 14 Sunday : 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM

 

Dulaang UP’s RIZAL X is a new work that aims to (re)discover and (re)introduce the relevance of our hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Using mixed popular media of today’s generation, this production aims to compile different points of view towards Rizal, his works and his life, in a collaboration of text, dance, music, animation and film culminating into a performance, which will refresh dreams and aspirations. A reminder for all of us of our childhood restlessness in dreaming and taking risks, an ax to our frozen desires and fantasies that has turned cold because of fears and hesitations caused by time and age. All of these threaded by Rizal’s colorful historicity and poetry of courage and burning passion in writing, in fighting for education, in the arts and in love that remains a relevant memoir for every generation of Filipinos all over the world.

This original production will feature a collaboration of the young and promising theater actors of this generation, the live music of Happy Days Ahead and the works of both established and budding poets, playwrights, choreographers, animators, film makers and artists.

Rizal X features the creations of Dong Abay, Gerson Abesamis, Manix Abrera, Chips Beltran, Layeta Bucoy, Winter David, Deo Dela Cruz, Jeffrey Garcia, Al Garcia, JM De Guzman, Vlad Gonzales, Adi Lopez, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Floy Quintos and Rene Villanueva to name a few. 

Cast includes Reb Atadero, Natasha Cabrera, Red Concepcion, Jules Dela Paz, Bea Garcia, Alchris Galura, Jean Judith Javier,  Yanah Laurel, Nicco Manalo, Maita Ponce, Reuben Uy and the Dulaang UP Ensemble


Concept, Direction and Choreography:

Dexter M. Santos

Music and Lyrics: William Elvin Manzano

Musical Arrangement: Happy Days Ahead

Head writers and Dramaturges: Katte Sabate and Chic San Agustin

Set Design: Leeroy New

Lights Design: Voltaire De Jesus

Costume Design: Mitoy Sta. Ana

Technical Direction: Ohm David

Musical Direction: Janine Santos

Photography: Jojit Lorenzo

Poster Design: Tuxqs Rutaquio

 

Show opens on July 20 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman.

 

FOR TICKET INQUIRIES, RESERVATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, AND SPECIAL BOOKINGS, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

CHERRY BONG Z. EDRALIN

Marketing Manager, Dulaang UP

Mobile: 0917-750-0107, 0910-377-7773, 0922-487-7377Duo # 218-3791

Dulaang UP Office: 926-1349 or

cherry_edralin888@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIZAL X First Press Release!

Dulaang UP, on its 36th Season, presents its opening production, RIZAL X. This original production will feature a collaboration of the young and promising theater actors of this generation, the live music of Happy Days Ahead and the works of both established and budding poets, playwrights, choreographers, animators, film makers and artists. Among the works included, Rizal X will feature the creations of Dong Abay, Gerson Abesamis, Manix Abrera, Chips Beltran, Layeta Bucoy, Winter David, Deo Dela Cruz, Jeffrey Garcia, Al Garcia, JM De Guzman, Vlad Gonzales, Adi Lopez, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Floy Quintos and Rene Villanueva to name a few. 

Conceptualized, choreographed and directed by Dexter M. Santos (Orosman at Zafira) and with original music by William Manzano, Dulaang UP’s RIZAL X is a new work that aims to (re)discover and (re)introduce the relevance of our hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Using mixed popular media of today’s generation, this production aims to compile different points of view towards Rizal, his works and his life, in a collaboration of text, dance, music, animation and film culminating into a performance, which will refresh dreams and aspirations. A reminder for all of us of our childhood restlessness in dreaming and taking risks, an ax to our frozen desires and fantasies that has turned cold because of fears and hesitations caused by time and age. All of these threaded by Rizal’s colorful historicity and poetry of courage and burning passion in writing, in fighting for education, in the arts and in love that remains a relevant memoir for every generation of Filipinos all over the world.

The cast includes Maita Ponce, Jean Judith Javier, Reuben Uy, Red Concepcion, Reb Atadero, Yanah Laurel, Bea Garcia, Natasha Cabrera, Jules Dela Paz, Alchris Galura, Nicco Manalo and the Dulaang UP Ensemble.

Comprising the artistic team are William Elvin Manzano for Music and Lyrics; Happy Days Ahead for Musical Arrangement; Katte Sabate and Chic San Agustin as Head Writers and Dramaturges; Leeroy New for Set Design; Voltaire De Jesus for Lights Design; Mitoy Sta. Ana for Costume Design; Ohm David as Technical Director; Irish Pangilinan as Musical Director; Jojit Lorenzo for Photography; Tuxqs Rutaquio for Poster Design.

RIZAL X will run from July 20 to August 14, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City from Wednesdays to Fridays at 7PM and at 10AM and 3PM during weekends. For tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.

Amphitryon Live Scene Shots

Amphitryon

Celebrating its 35th Theater Season, Dulaang UP presents its fourth production, Amphitryon, a Roman comedy by Heinrich von Kleist with Filipino tranlation by Jerry Respeto and direction by Jose Estrella.

Amphitryon is a tale of love, infidelity and deception. It tells the tale of Alcmene, a loving and faithful wife whose husband, King Amphitryon, goes to battle. Falling in love with Alcmene, the god Jupiter disguises himself as her long-lost husband. After a night of exceptional happiness transpires between the supposed “husband” and wife, King Amphitryon of Thebes returns victorious from battle, and Jupiter suddenly disappears. Would Alcmene recognize the difference? Would Amphitryon discover the game played on them by the gods?

The cast includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera. 

Comprising the artistic team are Set Designer Lex Marcos, Light Designer John Batalla, Costume Designer Raven Ong and Sounds Designer TJ Ramos. 

Amphitryon will run from February 16 to March 6, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City  from Wednesdays to Fridays at 7pm and at 10am and 3pm during weekends. For tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.

Amphitryon

Dulaang UP’s Amphitryon Opens on February 16

Roman mythology has always seemed so foreign. Not only are the ideas surreal, but the language and imagery that go with such ideas appear to come from a distance as well. But what if the story of these gods with supernatural powers and their unnatural situation with mortals most vulnerable and insecure is brought to life using a language more familiar and closer to our hearts?

This February, Dulaang UP brings back Heinrich von Kleist’s Amphitryon, translated in Filipino by Jerry Respeto and directed by Jose Estrella.

The story of Amphitryon is that of a love triangle with a twist, with the twist basically coming from the fact that one of the characters is the god, Jupiter. Jupiter, who has fallen in love with Alcmene disguises himself to resemble her husband, at a time when her real husband Amphitryon, has gone to battle. The conflict begins when Amphitryon returns, barely an hour after Jupiter’s departure, prompting Amphitryon’s shock at Alcmene’s surprise at his “immediate return”. Alcmene then is left not only to distinguish between the two, but also later, to stand up for her innocence. Meanwhile, Amphitryon has to decide whether or not his loving wife has truly been unfaithful.

Actor and artist Lex Marcos expresses the challenge that comes with portraying the role of Jupiter: “The script is quite formal and I can’t just paraphrase. And I have to act like a soldier, bold and honorable, yet - I also need to show that I’m only in disguise, because after all, I am the god, Jupiter.” When asked about what makes Amphitryon particularly unique and exciting, Lex says that the play of words, humor, the use of songs and the combination of serious and funny scenes make Amphitryon truly memorable.

Wenah Nagales and Diana Malahay essay the role of Alcmene. Wenah, although new to the Dulaang UP stage, is an established actress, and admits having to research on Alcmene in order to understand her character more effectively. Diana, on the other hand, finds it challenging to portray Alcmene’s weak nature since personally, she finds herself a strong and well-motivated person. “It was harder during the first run because I felt that my strong personality was fighting with Alcmene’s weak character. But it’s better now. It still feels a bit new to me, but it’s truly refreshing.” 

The cast for Amphitryon includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera. 

Comprising the artistic team are Set Designer Lex Marcos, Light Designer John Batalla, Costume Designer Raven Ong and Sounds Designer TJ Ramos. 

Amphitryon will run from February 16 to March 6, 2010 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City from Wednesdays to Fridays at 7pm and at 10am and 3pm during weekends. For tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.

Amphitryon

Dulaang UP Concludes 35th Season with Amphitryon


 A god falls in love. He pretends to be some woman’s husband. He makes
love to her, and leaves just before her real husband arrives. This is
Amphitryon: a tale of mistaken identities, confusion, virtue, love,
humanity and acceptance.

This February, Dulaang UP concludes its 35th Season with Heinrich von
Kleist’s Amphitryon, translated in Filipino by Jerry Respeto and
directed by Jose Estrella.
Amphitryon features several interesting characters: Jupiter is the god
of sky and thunder who pretends to be Alcmene’s husband. Alcmene,
meanwhile, is the young and beautiful wife of Amphitryon – a mighty
and courageous king who oftentimes goes to battle.

Other interesting characters in the play are Mercury, Sosias and
Charis. Mercury is Jupiter’s son, whose task is to ensure that
Jupiter’s plans become a success. In the process, he pretends to be
Sosias, Amphitryon’s servant who has a sweet, loving, cheerful and
nagging wife named Charis.

 The cast for Amphitryon includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana
Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa
and Natasha Cabrera.

Comprising the artistic team are Set Designer Lex Marcos, Light
Designer John Batalla, Costume Designer Raven Ong and Sounds Designer
TJ Ramos.

Amphitryon runs from February 16 to March 6, 2010 at the Wilfrido Ma.
Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City from
Wednesdays to Fridays at 7pm and at 10am and 3pm during weekends. For
tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP
Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.

AMPHITRYON Scene Shots

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