These were the sights and sounds of Dalanghita Productions’ upcoming festival, Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig. The production features 6 original one-act original productions, comprising of 3 musicals and 3 plays, with the country’s best playwrights, directors, musical directors, and actors.
The festival will run from November 11-27 at the Power Mac Center Spotlight of Circuit Makati. The shows will be separated into Sets A and B. You can read more about the different productions here.
1. Isanlibong Taon
Playwright: Pertee Briñas, Music: Ejay Yatco, Director: Guelan Luarca
Cast: RJ Santillan
2. Mula sa Kulimliman
Playwright: Carlo Vergara, Director: Hazel Gutierrez
Cast: Mayen Estanero, Jonathan Tadioan, Jonathan Castillo
3. Malapit Man, Malayo Rin
Playwright: Chris Martinez, Director: Melvin Lee
Cast: Roi Calilong, Patricia Liwanag
1. Corazon Negro
Playwright: Layeta Bucoy, Music: Joed Balsamo, Director: Tuxqs Rutaquio
Cast: Mayen Estanero, Al Gatmaitan, Natasha Cabrera
Playwright and director: George de Jesus III
Cast: Jett Pangan and Sarah Facuri
3. Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete
Playwright and Music: Juan Miguel Severo Director: Mara Paulina Marasigan
Cast: Sari Estrada
Co-founder of Dalanghita Productions and playwright of Isanlibong Taon, Pertee Briñas said this when asked about the general message of the festival:
“Kaya mahugot iyung mga tao kasi everyone has a lot of pain. Everyone becomes jaded. Everyone tries to protect their feelings. Kailangan nilang maalala at makita nila iyung mga sarili nila ‘nung nagmahal sila. At bakit ka ba nagmamahal? Nagmamahal ka ba in return? Nagmamahal ka ba dahil uso? Bakit ka ba nagmamahal?”
“Bakit ka ba nagsimulang magmahal in the first place? Baka naman matanggal iyung mga hugot mo. Baka iyung pain na matagal mo ng dinadala ay maiayos mo. We urge people to think about the aspect itself, of falling in love, of unconditional love.”
Take a look at some performance excerpts from the 3 one-act musicals in the video attached below.
Photo Coverage by: Erickson dela Cruz
Video Coverage by: Frida Tan
You can buy tickets here!