This coming December 2022, the UP Repertory Company commemorates the 50th year of the Martial Law Declaration as it coincides with the organization’s own Golden Anniversary. With the 50th production season themed “RPN: Rep Pipti Na!”, the UP Repertory Company presents “GININTUANG REPLEKSYON: Limang Dekada ng Buhay at Kamatayan: Mula, Tungo, at Para sa Masa”, journeying through six plays representing each decade of the Filipino people’s ongoing struggle against oppression and injustice through the art of theater.
Witness 6 Filipino plays that have represented 5 decades of reflecting the plight of the Filipino masses: Bonifacio Ilagan’s PAGSAMBANG BAYAN, The U.P. Repertory Company’s own MABINI GIRLS, and TEATRO NG BAYAN as presented through “Hindi Aco Patay” by Juan Matapang Cruz, Joi Barrios LeBlanc’s DAMAS DE NOCHE, Gary Granada’s LEAN, and Edward Perez’ FRONTLINER.
As a University Performing Group of the University of the Philippines Diliman, the UP Repertory Company continues to perform narratives depicting the social realities of the Filipino people, especially in this turbulent political climate. And as the same tyrannical regime takes over the country once again, the UP Repertory Company mirrors the masses’ continuing struggle for freedom, democracy and justice.
The six plays will be helmed by directors Kathryn Manga, Jasper Villasis, Brian Arda, Laverne Lacap, Edwin Guillermo, and Pat Maliwat. The artistic and production team is composed of The UP Repertory Company’s resident members: Gio Potes (Head Dramaturg), Nicholas Jalea (Creatives Team Head), Joey Madarang (Head Stage Manager), Pauline Vengano (Stage Manager), Wendel Diaz (Stage Manager), Arvie Santos (Technical Designer), Jeremy Bravo (Set Designer), Daphne Giga (Production Designer), Aimee Ramos (Production Manager), and Jayrus Hernandez (Company Manager). Overture music of the six excerpts is rendered and produced by Karl Ramirez.
Featuring the actors Bonifacio Ilagan, Matthew Gador, Ace Hernandez, Roni Paderes, Jasper Villasis, Yuri Molina, Andrea Cabadsan, Aimee Ramos, Gab Gulle, Bernadette Anne Morales, Leah Curitana, Michelle Alde, Jules Azaula, Harvey Sallador, Annie Maligaya, Niniya Morena, Pat Maliwat, Kirk Justin Ramos, Nicholas Jalea, Jaime Monserrat, Pauline Vengano and Joey Madarang.
GININTUANG REPLEKSYON will be shown this coming December 3, 2022 (3PM & 7 PM) at the Music Hall, Erehwon Center for the Arts, Don Francisco Street, Villa Beatriz, Matandang Balara, Quezon City. Ticket prices are P350 (for students) and P500 (regular price).
For tickets and other details, please contact Aimee Ramos at 0956 990 3167.
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