The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) brings back “William,” the rap musical that blends in Shakespeare, hip-hop, and the struggles of teenage life in one exciting play.
“William” joins theater performances from different parts of the country in the 4th National Theater Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) this November 8 to 18.
“William” is about five high school students who develop love for the Bard while preparing monologues for a class project. The play took home six trophies in the recent PHILSTAGE Gawad Buhay Awards, including Outstanding Play, Outstanding Original Script for Ron Capinding, and Outstanding Direction for Maribel Legarda.
Organized by CCP and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, this year’s National Theater Festival titled “Ika-Apat na Tagpo, Ang Bagong Yugto: The New Act” focuses on the role of theater in national development.
PETA’s “William” will have two shows at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on November 15, at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets are available at Ticketworld, 891-9999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph. Rates are at P800 and P400 for students.