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Egg Theater Company


“Each plot twist means more than what meets the eye, whether it is a point about the reality of mental illness, the effects of childhood trauma, or even the lethal effects of politics.”

Photography by Erickson dela Cruz

“The Pillowman is a dark comedy that boldly exhibits the riveting power of narrative and how storytelling and invention of fantastical tales is a basic human instinct.”

Appropriated from Moliere’s “Le Misanthrope Ou L’Atrabilaire Amoureux”, the play directed by Geroge de Jesus III, is a comedic satire that explores how hypocrisy and pretension can polarise and divide artists.

TFM Review: Maniacal by Nikki Francisco

“Egg Theater Company’s Maniacal is, more than anything else, a revelation. Literally. It allows theater fans a peek behind the curtain– an insightful, albeit exaggerated, peek into its players and how, after everything, the show manages to go on.”

“Adapted from Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes, Maniacal transports the play’s seventeenth century bourgeoisie and setting to present day Manila and a group of theater and film artists grappling with the ‘pretentious intellectualism’ in creating art. Maniacal recreates Moliere’s commedia dell’arte characters to satirize the foibles and travails of artists who over-intellectualize their craft while trying to make a living.”