‘Ang Pag-uusig’ 2023 Full Cast Announced
As previously reported, Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of Ang Pag-uusig, a Filipino translation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible written by Jerry Respeto, is returning to the stage starting this February at the CCP Black Box Theater.
The play remains loyal to Miller’s story about the witch hunt in Salem, Massachusetts, which happened from February 1692 to May 1963, but continues to resonate to our current context with its allusions to similar events in the Philippines’ socio-political landscape. It was first staged in 2017 and had a succeeding rerun in 2018, both at the CCP Studio Theater.
“This is an entirely new production since we will have actors who came from the new batch of scholars of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company and we’ll be staging using a new set in a new venue,” says director Dennis Marasigan, who also does the lighting design.
Four senior members of the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company will be returning to the show. Marco Viaña, who played Reverend Paris in 2017 and alternated for the role of John Proctor in 2018, is set to reprise his role as John Proctor. Jonathan Tadioan, who played Judge Danforth in 2017 and alternated for the role of Reverend Paris in 2018, is set to reprise his role as Judge Danforth. Lhorvie Nuevo, who played Mary Warren in 2017 and alternated for the role of Abigail Williams in 2018, is set to play the role of Elizabeth Proctor. Antonette Go, who played the role of Abigail Williams in 2017 and 2018 (where she also alternated for the role of Betty Paris), is set to reprise her role.
They will be joined by Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company members– Mark Lorenz as Reverend John Hale, Earle Figuracion as Reverend Samuel Parris, Arjhay Babon as Giles Corey, Edrick Alcontado as Ezekiel Cheever, Vince Macapobre as Thomas Putnam, Heart Puyong as Mrs. Ann Putnam, Judie Dimayuga as Tituba, Aggy Mago as Mary Warren, Mitzi Comia as Mercy Lewis, Sarah Monay as Betty Parris, and guest artists Monique Nellas-Bagadiong as Rebecca Nurse, Daniel Gregorio as Judge Hathorne, and Francesca Dela Cruz as Sussana Walcot.
Also in the artistic team with Marasigan and Respeto are set designer Ohm David, sound designer TJ Ramos, and costume designer Daniel Gregorio, who revives and supplements the original work of the late James Reyes.
Ang Pag-uusig will be running from February 17 to March 12 at the CCP Black Box Theater. For tickets, reservations and show-buying inquiries, email email@example.com, call 09479709618 or 09276035913 or go to Ticket2Me.