Dulaang UP’s second offering for its 40th Theatre Season is William Shakespeare’s King Lear and its new Filipino translation by Nicolas Pichay, Haring Lear. The play, considered by critics as Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, is directed by DUP Founding Artistic Director, Professor Emeritus Tony Mabesa.
The play is set in the waning years of a Southeast Asian kingdom replete with appropriate music, movement, costumes, and properties of the region without losing the themes, images, and poetry of the playwright’s supreme achievement. King Lear | Haring Lear is the epitome of how deceit and the love for the superficial can tragically bring families to ruin and great kingdoms to ashes.
The star-studded cast includes Joel Lamangan, Leo Rialp, Jojo Cayabyab, Brian Sy, Guelan Luarca, Ian Ignacio, Carlo Tarobal, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Micaela Pineda, Martha Comia, Astarte Abraham, Jacques Borlaza, Jeremy Domingo, Allan Palileo, Francis Mata, Tarek El Tayech, Joseph Dela Cruz, Arvin Trinidad, Ron Binas, Patrick Ortaliza, Liway Gabo and the Dulaang UP Ensemble.
The artistic staff is composed of Ohm David (set design), Eric Pineda (costume design), Meliton Roxas Jr. (technical direction and lighting design), Jethro Joaquin (sounds design), Arnel Paguyo (property design), Jeremy Dela Cruz (movement & choreography), Patrick Ortaliza and Juan Gonzales (dramaturgy), Dino Dimar (poster design), Patricia Balboa (photography) and John Mark Yap (assistant direction).
King Lear | Haring Lear runs from October 7 to October 25, 2015 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd Floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman. For tickets, sponsorships, and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org #DUPKingLear #DUP40