Through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) presents Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), the third production in its 24th Theater Season (2010-2011) that celebrates the National Artist as a modern Filipino IDOL. Adapted for the stage by Liza Magtoto, Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) is based on National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario’s re-telling of the popular tale. It combines a folktale about the mosquito that is common to a lot of Asian countries with one that is uniquely Filipino about the kingdom of Mariang Sinukuan in Pampanga.
With music by Jed Balsamo and production design by Patty Eustaquio, the play promises to be a fun and exciting feast for all the senses where set pieces ingeniously transform into costumes that turn actors into different characters right before the audience’s eyes. The production will be staged under the artistic vision of Tess Jamias, an alumna of the TP Actors Company whose directorial work for TP includes R.A.W., The Lover, Pamaypay, Kutsilyo, Yantok, and most recently, Apples from the Desert.
This musical play for children of all ages features spectacular performances from actors who sing, move, and play musical instruments while giving life to a variety of animal characters. The cast of multi-talented performers include Nina Angela Rumbines (as Mariang Sinukuan), Abner Delina, Marc Anthony Falcon and Michael Ian Lomongo.
The world premier of Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan) is on November 12, 2010, at 3:00 in the afternoon. It will run for two weeks at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) until November 21; with morning shows (10:00 AM) on November 13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21, and afternoon shows (3:00 PM) November 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 18, 20 and 21.
For ticket reservation, booking of special performances and other information, please call the TP office at 832-3661 or832-1125 locals 1620 & 1621. You may also contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and Ticketworld at 891-9999 for ticket inquiries.