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4 University-based Productions this April 2024

4 University-based Productions this April 2024

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There are 4 university-based productions that will be staged across 4 universities for the month of April. Know more about them below.

1. Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba by Dulaang UP


Dulaang UP is set to restage Kung Paano Nanalo sa Karera si Rosang Taba from April 19 to May 5 at the IBG-KAL Theater of UP Diliman. Initially mounted in March 2023, this reimagining of Dean Francis Alfar’s children’s book by Maynard Manansala and Rody Vera aims to showcase the power of storytelling to reclaim and celebrate one’s independence.

A race between Rosa and her oppressors in the fictional world of the Katao ensues with her family’s freedom at stake. Directed by José Estrella, Issa Manalo Lopez, and Mark Daniel Dalacat, the story of Rosang Taba is a story of how limitations can be overcome when one has the will to fight for their liberty. A play for all ages, Rosang Taba is envisioned to be the race that every Filipino can run.

The cast features Kiki Baento as Rosang Taba, Peewee O’Hara as Ina, Aldo Vencilao as Ama, Meann Espinosa as Seora Andreia, Victor Sy as Seor Pietrado, and Jojo Cayabyab as Gobernador Heneral.

This production continues Dulaang UP’s celebration of women in its 46th Season Sidhi’t Silakbo. The season envisions women liberating themselves through a series of performances of freedom, fury, wit, rage, love and ruin.

Show dates are as follows:

April 19, 26, May 03 (7:30 pm)
April 20, 27, May 04 (3:30 pm & 7:30 pm)
April 21, 28, May 05 (10:30 am & 03:30 pm)
Tickets are available via Ticket2Me.

2. ‘Nay, May Dala Akong Pancit! by Dulaang ROC (UA&P)


Initially slated to run from March 20 to April 6, Dulaang ROC’s staging of Juan Ekis’ ‘Nay, May Dala Akong Pancit! has been rescheduled and will now be running from April 16, 18-19, and 22-23, 8pm at the Telengtan Hall of UA&P.

The play is a time-loop narrative that centers around the Filipino habit of apologizing through food; the narrative unfolding with each loop. The cast features Coco Ballonado as Nanay, Ricci Ferrera and Sophia Puray as Mae, Patrick Vicente and Sean Borja as Tindero, and Luke Vicente as Kuya Diego. It is directed by Ria Manalese.

You can follow their Facebook page for updates on ticketing information.

3. Lady Luck by Mediartrix (UST)


Mediartrix, a university-wide multimedia organization at the University of Santo Tomas, stages its first-ever original English musical, Lady Luck, this April, featuring jazz music written by talents from the organization.

The story follows Mallory Fortune, a feisty and clever girl who finds herself in the unearthly place of Greed’s Wager. As she gets caught up in lies and deception, she faces off against devious foes and the ever-cunning warden, Lady Luck. It’s a game of life and death, all for her to return to the land of the living.

Lady Luck is managed by Joemmaeus Aliyah Mercado and Niña Marie De Guzman, directed by Maynee Singson, Lean Miguel Trinidad, and Chrystel Eve Marquez, and written by Jluke Bernard Ibay, Christine Jade Del Rosario, and Jamie Jorge. The show will run on April 22 (7 PM), 26 (10 AM, 2 PM, and 6 PM), and 27 (10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, and 7 PM) at the UST Albertus Magnus Auditorium.

Tickets are P350 for general audiences, P250 for UST Alumni and P900 for a group bundle of 3. For ticket inquiries, contact KC Fuentes (+63 9157775211).

4. ‘Yun na Nga (Kung ‘Yun Na Nga) by Novel:Theater (CSB)


Novel:Theater (Novel:Te) will be staging ‘Yun na Nga (Kung ‘Yun Na Nga), a 1917 Italian comedy by Luigi Pirandello, translated into Filipino by Jerry Respeto. Set in Italy, the story centers around the mysterious Signora Frola and her son-in-law, Signor Ponza, who have moved to a new town following a devastating tragedy. The townspeople, eager to uncover their family secrets, are quickly thrown by conflicting versions of the truth and accusations of madness, coming from Frola and Ponza, themselves.

The show is directed by Roobak Valle. It will run from April 1 to 3, 1pm and 6pm at the DAC Theater, 5/F, DAC Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Tickets are P350, which you can purchase through this link: https://forms.gle/v1sd5qaSNvjmirD76.

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