The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play about two strangers exploring the diverse viewpoints regarding the intricacies of a human being, the relationship dynamics of a man and a woman and the fundamentals of cultural imprinting through a game that they played while waiting for the buses that will take them to their destinations. The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play beautifully written but probably, was never given the proper limelight that it deserves. It is one of the many gems of Philippine Literature awaiting the song of its muse so that the beauty of its letters and words will come to life. It was written by Eugenio Deriada in English and translated in Filipino by Jim Bergado.
Giving life to the two interesting characters of the play are Ace Urieta (Young Man) and Shiela Espina (Young Woman). Both talented emerging actors are under the tutelage of Artist Playground’s Artistic Director and multi-awarded actor Roeder Camanag. The Riddle of the Sphinx is directed by Paul Jake Paule. Supporting the director Paule in bringing to life this simple yet very thought-provoking drama are Kimberly Somoza (Lights Designer), Jeffrey Camanag (Production Designer), Dianna Dancel (Costume Designer) and Rowena Jarito (Sound Designer).
Performance Venue: The Little Room Upstairs, 1701 Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Ave. Quezon City
Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 pm/5:00 pm/7:00 pm
ARTIST PLAYGROUND intends to create projects and activities that reflect, celebrate and explore the bravery of Filipino artists, create opportunities that facilitates a collaborative environment for artists from all fields of art, provide a context in which the processes of making art can be explored, tested and developed, promote arts and entertainment as a necessary part of the learning process for all, be it young or adult and provide a development model of community, school and church based arts and entertainment organisation for replication in other neighbourhood and for national populations with full process, methodology and production manuals.
Source: Artist Playground