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3 University-based Productions this June 2024

3 University-based Productions this June 2024

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Get to know the three university-based productions that will be staged across three universities located in Quezon City, Manila, and Cavite this June.

1. Mga Multo by Tanghalang Ateneo

Tanghalang Ateneo will be staging Mga Multo, a classic play based on Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, directed by Ron Capinding, and translated to Filipino by Ron Capinding and Tanghalang Ateneo’s Artistic Director, Guelan Varela-Luarca.

Set within the confines of a seemingly idyllic home, Senyora Alvino, in an effort to honor her late husband’s memory, establishes an orphanage. However, the return of her son Oswaldo from abroad sets off a chain of revelations. Long-buried secrets and suppressed truths come to light, exposing the haunting legacies of the past. Mga Multo explores the intricate and painful dynamics of a family bound by duty, love, and the destructive power of lies. As the characters grapple with their own ghosts, they are forced to confront the unsettling question: can the truth truly set them free, or will it entrap them further in a web of despair?


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Mga Multo delves into rebellion within domestic spheres, shedding light on the personal revolutions that parallel societal upheavals. The play reflects the organization’s season– an exploration of the power of love and the necessity of uprising, both in the public arena and within the private confines of family life. Through the struggles and revelations of its characters, the material aims to resonate with the collective yearning for change, truth, and liberation.

The production features a cast of seasoned, veteran actors from the organization’s alumni, making a return to the Tanghalang Ateneo stage– Miren Alvarez-Fabregas as Senyora Elena Alvino, Yan Yuzon as Oswaldo Alvino, Joseph Dela Cruz as Pastor Mande, Mark Aranal as Jacobo Estraño, and Sabrina Basilio as Regina Estraño.

Joining Capinding and Varela-Luarca in the artistic team are Gino Gonzales for Production Design, Monino Duque for Lighting Design, Andrei Fabricante for Assistant Lighting Design, Ara Fernando for Make-up Design, Jean Pierre Reniva for Costume Design, Andy Reysio-Cruz for Sound Design, Danilo Vaquilar Jr. for Photography, and Beatrice José for Graphic Design.

Mga Multo opens its limited nine-show run on June 23 and will run until June 30, 2024 at the Doreen Black Box Theater in Areté, Ateneo de Manila University. Matinee shows will be at 3:00 PM on June 23, 29, and 30, while evening shows will be at 7:00 PM on all show dates. Tickets are priced at PhP 850 for the general public (exclusive of service fee), Php 680 for Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Tanghalang Ateneo Alumni, while tickets for Ateneo students (LS, SHS, JHS) are priced at Php 600.

Tickets are available for purchase online via https://bit.ly/MgaMultoTickets

2. Pula Ang Bahaghari by Tanghalang Batingaw



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Ang ‘Pula ang Bahaghari’ ay tungkol sa mga paghihirap na pinagdaraanan ng mga drag artists at ang iba’t ibang paraan nila sa pagharap dito: pagkalampag sa lansangan o ‘di kaya naman ay ang tuluyang pagsuko sa pangarap nila.

The show is written by Anne Lascano and directed by Erica Niones.  It will be staged at LPU Manila, JPL Hall of Freedom on June 20 and 22, at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are P100 for LPU students, P150 for non-lycean students, and P300 for VIP (front seats).

Non-Lycean students can reserve their tickets through: https://forms.gle/1SPxkxm6PvET11GY6 

Tanghalang Batingaw was established in 1976 and has been in existence for over 47 years, thus being the longest-running theater organization in Intramuros, Manila. 

3. Hourglass by Student Artisté Society (St.Ar.S)



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The organization will be conducting its 2nd Actor’s Playground: Hourglass, featuring plays entitled: MIKAELA: Los Secretos Escondidos, ML Diaries, Overnight sa Babaeng May Dilaw na Pamaypay, and Isang Sundalo Tatlong Aswang. The four plays will be staged on June 4, 6, and 8 at 9:00 AM and 12:00 NN, and on June 5 and 7 at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM at the PAG Studio, Student Union Building.

The St.Ar.S is the official dance theater organization of Cavite State University Main Campus. For inquiries, you can contact them on their Facebook page. 


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