A REIMAGINATIVE PLAY TO REMEMBER
This one-of-a-kind piece as translated by Rolando Tinio is crafted for the eyes, ears, and tastes of a theater lover and is revived to praise Shakespeare’s life, commemorate his 400th year of death, and his work’s endearing achievements left. It upholds the legacy that has been built by barely four centuries, and now back to life in a vibrant arena of CCP Complex, Huseng Batute this October where new adventures occurred, to be played by Tanghalang Pilipino’s theater pride.
Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-araw is a Filipino adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by world greatest lyricist and playwright, Sir William Shakespeare during the art-loving era of 1590 and 1597.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Between the horror and the comedy, the mix results in to a provocative staging where you can find yourself in your very own “woods,” a place filled with uncertainty, magic and wonder – anything can happen there; and when you come out of the woods, how does it change you?
“this is not a whimsical story for me. It’s not about harmless fairies having fun, nor a Victorian-setting / Peter Pan type of story. There are lots of dark elements in this play. – director carlos siguion-Reyna on the play’s theme & mood combined
“FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AND ARE LOVED BACK, AND THOSE WHO LOVE IN VAIN, BUT NEVER GIVE UP. ALSO FOR THOSE WHO LOVE SHAKESPEARE AND OUR NATIONAL ARTIST ROLANDO TINIO” – nanding josef, tp’s artistic director
In addition to the play’s emotional payoff, Pangarap would let it’s viewers experience virtual love, rejection, equality and emotional transformation,” the main reason, why Shakespeare Arts were remembered through peace.
GIST OF THE STORY: In this unique adaptation by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, the audience will experience the powerful juxtaposition of two worlds—Athens, the home of the powers-that-be, rigid and structured, vis-à-vis the home of enchanting creatures, the forest, a place where unbridled passions run free.
MERGING OF BRILLIANT CAST
The production has managed to gather a strong cast led by Philippine theater’s pride Audie Gemora (Oberon), Liesl Batucan (Titanya), Jackie Lou Blanco (Hipolita), Skyzx Labastilla (Hipolita), Teroy Guzman (Teseo), Rafa Siguion-Reyna (Tisbe, Flute, and Ada), and the Tanghalang Pilipino Actor’s Company. Audie Gemora, Liesl Batucan, Teroy Guzman, Skyzx Labastilla, Richard Cunanan, Kristofer Kliatchko, Rafa Siguion-Reyna and Jackie Lou Blanco, with the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors’ Company.
HONORED: yours truly is privileged to share the frame with Tanghalang Pilipino’s Actor’s Company. The kids are really TALENTED and all well-geared to perform in uniformed spirit and energy, ready to break a leg with their senior counterparts in this much-awaited Play. I won’t miss the opening day! 🙂
Production Dates: October 1, 2016 (Saturday) – 3PM & 8PM/October 2, 2016 (Sunday) – 3PM/October 7, 2016 (Friday) – 8PM/October 8, 2016 (Saturday) – 3PM & 8PM/October 9, 2016 (Sunday) – 3PM/October 14, 2016 (Friday) – 8PM/October 15, 2016 (Saturday) – 3PM & 8PM/October 16, 2016 (Sunday) – 3PM Tickets @CCP box office or visit their official fb page #TanghalangPilipino