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TFM Review: Tag-ani by Nikki Francisco The beginnings of love always feel like the first time. In the middle of a lovely park, one beautiful day, a man and a woman meet. It’s a boy-meets-girl kind of thing. She’s sitting on a bench, crocheting, and he is enamoured by her. So much so that he …

TAG-ANI –A TRAGICOMEDY ABOUT LOVE AT THE AGE OF 70’s EXTENDS SHOW ON SEPT. 5 and 6. Due to the overwhelming response generated for the two-weekend run of ” TAG-ANI”, the play has been extended for four performances set on Sept. -5 and 6 (Sat. and Sun.) with a 3 pm matinee and a 7 …

Following the raging success of hit rock-comedy musical, Rak of Aegis, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) shows no sign of slowing down as they bring back another theater favorite and classic, Noli at Fili Dekada Dos Mil in September at the PETA Theater Center. See details here

  “Dr. Joem Antonio, Storywriting School founder and course creator, will conduct a master class during the Short+Sweet Manila Festival 2015. Short+Sweet is a festival of ten-minute plays. Dr. Antonio’s play, “Death in Ten Minutes,” garnered awards in last year’s festival. This year, he’s giving back to the theatre community by holding this master class …

TFM Review: Venus in Fur by Nikki Francisco Sado-Masochism isn’t an easy sell—or maybe it is. We do live in a post Fifty Shades of Grey world, after all. Still, you don’t see plays like “Venus in Fur” staged very often in these parts. But, The Necessary Theatre likes staging shows that rile you up. …

TFM Review: 33 Variations by Nikki Francisco Beethoven made so much more out of Anton Diabelli’s waltz. Red Turnip Theater’s production of 33 Variations has elevated Moises Kaufman’s material much the same way. This is not to say that Kaufman’s material is mediocre, but creative liberties taken by the local staging has turned a rather …

TFM Review: Florante at Laura by Frida Tan Staging a literary classic such as this is no easy feat. But what makes it 10 times harder are the hundreds of restless high school students that the company has to keep in their seats for 2.5 hours. Fortunately, Gantimpala Theater Foundation has already mastered the answer …

“Tag-ani is a part of a trilogy written by Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio. It is a ‘Tragicomedy’ that features 2 characters in their 70’s who tries to rekindle the joys of love and being in love. The twist in its ending is a piercing truth that resonates the tragedy of those who have fully experienced love and …