“MENSAHEROES” Tanghalang Pilipino’s 27th Theater Season (2012-2013)

Great  line up of shows for the family . . .

Sandosenang Sapatos PosterSANDOSENANG SAPATOS, World Premiere
BY LAYETA BUCOY Musical Adaptation/ Libretto- Layeta Bucoy

Based on the book of Dr. Luis Gatmaitan Director /Set Designer/ Co-Costume Designer-Tuxqs Rutaquio Composer- Noel Cabangon Co-Composer/ Co-Arranger/ Musical Director – Jed Balsamo Lighting Designer- John Batalla Sound Designer/Guitarist-TJ Ramos Percussionist – Jade Lim Costume Designers -Leeroy New & James Reyes Choreographer – Gerald Mercado
PLAY DATE/S: July 18, 2013 (Thur) 10am and 3pm July 19, 2013 (Fri) 10am and 3pm July 13 and 20, 2013 (Sat) 10am and 3pm July 14 and 21, 2013 (Sun) 10am and 3pm

Wheelchair bound Susie goes to dreamland demanding that the Shoe Fairy gives her a pair of feet the night before her shoe maker father’s birthday. She wants to fulfill her sick father’s wish of having a ballerina for a daughter. Unfortunately, the Shoes in Susie’s dream maintain that she can only talk to the Shoe Fairy the night before her own birthday — yearly, the Shoe Fairy gives her a pair of shoes and yearly, for a night in dreamland, she is able to dance. Forced to leave her dream, Susie wakes up and gives her father a music box containing a dancing ballerina. Unable to fulfill her father’s wish, she goes back to dreamland, only to be thrown out by the Shoes for she should take care of her sick father instead of loitering in dreamland.

After Susie’s father dies, she finds herself in dreamland the night before her 12th birthday. As per their yearly ritual, the Shoe Fairy shows herself to Susie. This time around, not only does Susie refuse to talk to the Shoe Fairy, she also refuses to accept the fairy’s expected gift of a pair of shoes. The Shoe Fairy reveals that the shoes she’s been giving Susie does not really come from her. She tells her that on that night, the eve of her 12th birthday, Susie will meet the real source of the shoes. Susie’s father appears bearing a pair of shoes. He gives the pair to Susie. With the pair of feet the Shoe Fairy annually gives Susie, she wears the pair of shoes and for the first time, she is able to dance with her father. When Susie wakes up on the day of her 12th birthday, she happily tells her mother and older sister that her father visited her in her dream. Her mother and her sister tell her that her father’s love for her is so huge that not even death can take it away from her. They start to prepare for Susie’s birthday celebration by cleaning the house.

As they are cleaning Susie’s father’s room for making shoes, they discover a huge box containing 12 pairs of shoes. The pairs of shoes are of different sizes and each pair comes with a note. Each note is Susie’s father’s letter for her, each one expressing his love, each pair of shoe carrying his hope that though Susie does not have a pair of feet, she’ll still be able to walk and even dance through life as a complete person bereft of bitterness but with an understanding of life as huge as his love for her.
VENUE: Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines
TICKETS: Regular: Php600; Student: Php300
20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government
employees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)

IBALONG, The Musical Adaptation/Libretto: Rody Vera Director/Set Designer: Tuxqs Rutaquio Composer/Musical Director: Carol Bello Arranger: Rizalino Reyes and Inkantada All-Women Music Group Costume & Puppet Designer: Leeroy New Choreographer: Alden Lugnasin Stunt Choreographer: Jerry Ramirez Lights Designer & Technical Director: Katsch Catoy Sound Designer – TJ Ramos Artistic Director: Nanding Josef

PLAYDATES: August 30 to September 15, 2013
(Fri) August 30, September 6, 13 / 8pm
(Sat) August 31, September 7, 14 / 3pm & 8pm
(Sun) September 1, 8, 15 / 3pm

A musical interpretation of the Bicolano epic adapted for the stage by multi-awarded playwright, Rody Vera, which promised to inspire and renew one’s faith in the power of good. Using the yarn of legends it wove a rich fabric glimmering with ancient truths. It showed how the battle between Dark and Light is as old as time but as relevant today as it was eons ago. It reminded us that all actions – however mundane – have consequences and that the pursuit of beauty, truth and goodness is a daily challenge each of us must own; and that paradise is possible; we just have to fight for it.
VENUE: Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines
TICKETS: Regular: Php800; Student: Php400
20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government
employees, military employees & PWDs.(Please present valid ID)

DER KAUFMANN (Merchant of Venice) BY RODY VERA Halaw ni Rody Vera mula sa salin ni Rolando S. Tinio, ANG NEGOSYANTE NG VENECIA Playwright – Rody Vera Director – TuxqsRutaquio Sound Designer – TJ Ramos Set & Costume Designer – Tuxqs Rutaquio Artistic Director: Nanding Josef
PLAYDATES: September 27 to October 13, 2013
(Fri) September 27, October 4, 11 / 8pm
(Sat) September 28, October 5, 12 / 3pm & 8pm
(Sun) September 29, October 6, 13 / 3pm
The Merchant of Venice was written by William Shakespeare between 1596 and 1598. Though it has been classified as a comedy in his compilation of plays known as the “First Folio” and sharing certain aspects with other romantic comedies, The Merchant of Venice is popularly known for its dramatic scenes and speeches such as “Hath not a Jew’s eyes” and Portia’s speech about the “quality of mercy”.
This play is about a bitter detested Jewish moneylender who seeks revenge against a Chrisitian merchant who has defaulted on a loan. TP’s version will be a departure from the usual interpretation. A play within a play, it will be set during the Holocaust and Nazis directing the Jewish “actors” and will underscore the dehumanizing effect of racism and intolerance.
VENUE: Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines
TICKETS: Regular: Php600; Student: Php300 20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government employees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)

SAN ANDRES B (OPERA), World Premiere
BY VIRGILIO ALMARIO Libretto- Virgilio Almario Director – Floy Quintos Music – Chino Toledo Choreographer – Paul Morales / Alden Lugnasin Production Designer – Eric Cruz Lighting Designer – Jay Aranda Sound Engineer – Rards Corpuz Artistic Director: Nanding Josef
PLAYDATE/S:
November 29 to December 8, 2013 November 29, & December 6, 2013 (Fri) 8pm November 30, & December 7, 2013 (Sat) 3pm & 8pm December 1, and 8, 2013 (Sun) 3pm
The whole nation will be celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of its National Hero, AndresBonifacio on November 30, 2013. Considered to be an under rated hero compared to the highly recognized Dr. Jose P. Rizal, this celebration will be a much awaited opportunity to open the consciousness of the Filipino, especially of the youth, to the great virtues of Andres Bonifacio, that led to the early stirrings in aspiring for Philippine nationhood.
It is therefore providential that Virgilio S. Almario, National Artist for Literature, has chosen to write the libretto on the life of Andres Bonifacio, for mounting into a full opera in November, 2013, through Tanghalang Pilipino, CCP’s resident theater company.
A modern opera in two acts that dwells into the life, love, failures, and successes of Andres Bonifacio, the play is entitled San Andres B. Uncommonly known as an artist, this play reveals the secret life of our National Hero and how it influenced the movement towards this country’s fight for freedom and independence. The opera performances will be backed up with a live orchestra and professional opera singers and actors tapped mostly from the University of the Philippines Conservatory of Music and TanghalangPilipino’s pool of artists.
VENUE: Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines
TICKETS: Regular: Php800; Student: Php400
20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government
employees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)

MGA AMA, MGA ANAK BY NICK JOAQUIN Director – Joel Lamangan Playwright – Pete Lacaba Sound Designer – TJ Ramos Set Designer – Tuxqs Rutaquio Costume Designer – Tuxqs Rutaquio Artistic Director: Nanding Josef
PLAYDATES: February 21 to March 9, 2014 February 21, 28 and March 7, 2014 (Fri) 8pm February 22, March 1 and 8, 2014 (Sat) 3pm and 8pm February 23, 28, March 2 and 9, 2014 (Sun) 3pm
Mga Ama, Mga Anak (Fathers and Sons) a play in three-acts written by Nick Joaquin in 1976. The original text in English was published in Nick Joaquin, Tropical Baroque, Manila: National Book Store Inc, 1979. This is based on his short story “Three Generations.”
Its Filipino translation of Nick Joaquin’s Fathers and Sons dramatizes the conflicts between generations, particularly the father and sons. It tells the conflicts of Zacarias Monzon family who used to be powerful in his town. The story revolves from the time he was ill and was tied in a wheelchair, conflicts in his family is still unresolved, until the realization of cruelty and inadequacies in the family before he died.
VENUE: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines
TICKETS: Regular: Php800; Student: Php400 20% discount on the regular price for senior citizens, government
employees, military employees and PWDs. (Please present valid ID)
For inquiries on ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, special performances, please contact:
TANGHALANG PILIPINO FOUNDATION INC. Cultural Center of the Philippines 2/F Production Design Bldg. CCP Complex Roxas Blvd. Pasay City P +632 8321125 local 1620-1621
F. +632 8323661 Mobile: 0917-750-0107 (Cherry Bong), 0908-894-1384 (Lei), 0935-378-4781 (Enzo)

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