Artist Playground’s “TAG-ANI” Extends to another weekend

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Due to the overwhelming response generated for the two-weekend run of “TAG-ANI”, the play has been extended for four performances set on Sept. -5 and 6 (Sat. and Sun.) with a 3 pm matinee and a 7 pm evening show. Performance venue is at 1701 The Little Room Upstairs, Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Ave. Quezon City.

Presented by the Artist Playground, “ TAG-ANI ” is an endearing love story of two people in their twilight years written by Amelia Lapena Bonifacio as part of the trilogy Taluhan (Tatlong Dula ng Pag-ibig).

First performed in 1975, “TAG-ANI” is a “Tragicomedy” that features two characters in their 70’s who tries to rekindle the joys of love and being in love. The twist in its ending is a piercing truth that resonates the tragedy of those who have fully experienced love and have lost it and those who have never experienced love at all.

Artist Playground's TAG-ANI“TAG-ANI” is an interesting story that celebrates love and the idea of being in love in a very odd at the same time fascinating way. In its tale, the power of love to bring meaning to one’s existence is highlighted. The interplay of flirtatious imagery embedded in the poetic lines, mischievous choices of the characters and the vintage courtship dynamics make each moment of the play very compelling.

Multi-awarded actor Roeder Camanag who is directing this play noted that, “Tag-ani is Artist Playground’s way of honoring and saluting the efforts and contribution of veteran actors who have devoted their lives to their craft through setting up a performance venue where the full intensity of its spot light is entirely theirs, where every line uttered and movement made are all about them rediscovering the reason why they have committed their lives to their art. Through the wit and wisdom of two veteran actors, Ermie Concepcion and Ces Aldaba the audience will be treated to a fun experience, I had a great time working with them surely the audience will too.”

Artist Playground's TAG-ANICes Aldaba is a veteran actor of talent, range and variety, Ces has played varied roles in different stage plays, TV Commercials, Films & teleseryes. He attended acting workshops at Actors Workshop Foundation (AWF) with Directors Leo Martinez, Lore Reyes and Peque Gallaga as his mentors. Ces practices the Eric Morris “No Acting Please” techniques.

Ces plays Father Mar in the soon to be released Indie Film, ECHORSIS directed by Mr. Lem Lorca. He played the role of Nicolas, the father of Gregoria de Jesus (Oryang) in Enzo William’s BONIFACIO. He was also seen in El Presidente as Don Mariano Alvarez. Ces has also done lead roles in 5 TV commercials and is often seen in the boob tube, the most recent of which are Bridges of Love, Yagit, Dream Dad and Ipaglaban Mo, to name a few.

Artist Playground's TAG-ANIErmie Concepcion started to act on stage with a minor role from the play of La Casa Bernarda Alba in PETA and followed by many productions of Gantimpala Theatre Foundation: Mother Ignacia, Ibong Adarna, Florante at Laura, El Fili, Kanser, at Silang Magigigting. Theatre Now: Soltera, Café Vittorio at Bernarda Alba. Dulaang UP: Kangkong 1896. Arena Theatre: Juan Luna at Bayaning Huwad. Wisdom Theatre Foundation: Takas, Cecille Guidote’s Balintataw Theatre Group Taghoy ng Troya and Filipino Mobile Theatre: Hiblang Abo. She also became an actress for several Foreign Local Films, TV Soaps, Print and TV Commercials, Corporate Audiovisual Presentations, Documentary Films, Digital Films (Cinemaone, Cinemalaya) and Films Thesis Productions.

Don’t miss this one!

For tickets, call or text The Artist Playground at 0977-3062924.

Artist Playground's TAG-ANI

Source: Toots Tolentino and The Artist Playground

Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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