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Two original Filipino theater productions in “Children’s Plays for Adults”

Two original Filipino theater productions in “Children’s Plays for Adults”

Bit by Bit—the company behind the critically-acclaimed commercial run of Dulaang UP‘s Orosman at Zafira at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage in 2011, and Maxie the Musical, the theater adaptation of the film Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, — proudly presents CHILDREN’S PLAY FOR ADULTS at the Power Mac Center Spotlight at Circuit Makati on December 12 & 13 and 19 & 20.

CHILDREN’S PLAY FOR ADULTS is a twin bill of the original Filipino plays SI MARIA ISABELLA AT ANG GURYON NG MGA TALA and GAMES PEOPLE PLAY.

SI MARIA ISABELLA AT ANG GURYON NG MGA TALA tells the story of young and idealistic Maria who falls in love with Lorenzo, a boy who always keeps his eyes closed except when he’s looking at the stars. Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala was one of the most acclaimed productions in this year’s Virgin Labfest at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The script written by Eljay Castro Deldoc is based on the book A Kite of the Stars by Dean Francis Alfar. The cast includes Krysttle Valentino, Rafael Tibayan, Ian Santos and Jay-R Sanchez.

SI MARIA ISABELLA is one powerful production in its simplicity and depth. You can listen to my Jellicle Podcast review last June, by clicking here.

GAMES PEOPLE PLAY is written by repeat Palanca winner Glenn Sevilla Mas. It presents three people who try to understand themselves by revisiting the childhood games they played. Each game represents a rite of passage and a significant moment. GAMES was one of the year’s most talked-about productions at the Ateneo de Manila’s Blackbox Theater; so successful that it merited an extended run. Rising actor JC Santos (of the Cinema One Original movie Esprit de Corps) stars in GAMES, together with Abner Delina and Thea Yrastoza.

These two original hit productions will be shown at the Power Mac Spotlight at Circuit Makati though a limited eight-show run on December 12 & 13 and 19 & 20. Shows are at 3pm and 8pm. CHILDREN’S PLAY FOR ADULTS is directed by theater artist Ed Lacson, Jr. whose previous works include direction for BABY B. and THE MAIDS of Tanghalang Pilipino, and several other Virgin Labfest productions.

For showbuying and sponsorship inquiries, contact Tonibelle Chan at (0917) 712-2321, or email tonibellechan@gmail.com, or visit Bit by Bit’s Facebook Page.

Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

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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