Under My Skin

This Rody Vera-penned show presents a clear and unambiguous reality of HIV in the Philippines.

Last year’s Extra Virgin Labfest, “Unang Puga” in CDO, was a thrilling spin-off of the festival’s winning format, and deserves to become the new theater tradition.

This Fitz Bitana and Marco Viaña-directed telling of the Filipino epic is a bit overlong and uneven, but overall a satisfactory showcase of native culture.

Lea Salonga’s astounding transformation as Mrs. Lovett make this Bobby Garcia-directed retelling not one to miss.

Katsuri, Of Mice and Men

Bibeth Orteza’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ sets a standard for adaptations, local plays, and theater-as-advocacy.