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What's in the Dark?

“Posing similar questions but offering contrasting answers, Beheld and Carol explores the pivotal role of children on the adult psyche. Along the way, the plays define redemption in two very different ways: unintended as with Saul, helplessly forced as with Newton.”

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

“Resorts World Manila’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is zany, weird, and ridiculously over the top. It raises more questions than it answers, yet against all these odds, or perhaps because of them – it still works marvelously.”

The Exemplars

“Ballet Philippines revived five pieces from their seventies repertoire to signify the beginning of a requiem leading to their golden anniversary in 2019.”

Sakuntala

“It was an impressive undertaking for Joey Ting-led Art Theatre Manila to have staged a production of such magnitude as a portion of the Mahabharata for its debut.”

“‘Fly Me To The Moon’ is about the vicious cycle of social oppression, where love – in this case – cannot conquer all.”

“Tanghalang Pilipino brings back this American classic to serve as a warning and with Dennis Marasigan’s clear-eyed direction and Jerry Respeto’s lucid and potent translation, the message is quite clear.”

Swan Lake

This production is an illustration of how the seemingly effortless grace of ballet dancers is anchored on exacting technical precision.

This production conflates nostalgia and the material’s core politics to create a fresh and arresting take on an old favorite.