La Muerte y La Doncella Uncovers Psychosocial Damage of a Totalitarian Dictatorship


La Muerte y La Doncella

Jerome Ignacio, a graduating student of the Fine Arts Program of the Ateneo de Manila University is set to take on the stage with his thesis play: La Muerte Y La Doncella.

“La Muerte Y La Doncella” presents the story of a former political prisoner whose house guest, she suspects, is her former captor and rapist. The play bravely tackles the reality of the echoes of a totalitarian dictatorship, crafting a story that gives due acknowledgment to the psychosocial damage such a regime leaves in its stead.
Ignacio has immersed himself in the Philippine theatre scene, involving himself as an actor, writer, production manager, and director. He was awarded the Loyola Schools Awards for the Arts in 2015 for Acting, and was a fellow in CCP’s Virgin Lab Fest Writing Fellowship.

Directing this play is a culmination of his experiences and a response to the discussion on historical revisionism and the controversial dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos.

“La Muerte Y La Doncella” will be staged on May 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 p.m., and on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre (3/F Gonzaga Hall) of the Ateneo de Manila University. Admission is priced at Php. 200.00 and can be ordered through Mr. VJ Serag (09154186831). Additional details can be found at fb.com/DATM2016.

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