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I wrote about how I think this year is the year of the Titus Andronici, and now, the last one for the year has come out with its announcement for its cast and showdates:
Announcement from University of the Philippines' Dulaang UP
Translated to Filipino and adapted by Layeta Bucoy
Two weeks before the elections in a state of paranoia and extreme desire to win, the story of a hitman who fights back bloodily unfolds. Drenched in blood, this Filipino adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus intertwines political chaos and religious frenzy in a world where elections, showbiz and a town feast drown the people in murky violence.
Bembol Roco as Titus Andronicus (Carding)
Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Mailes Kanapi as Tamora (Clarissa)
Paolo O'Hara as Tamora's lover, Aaron (Chua)
Rolando Inocencio as Marcus, brother of Titus (Berting)
Paolo Cabañero as Saturninus, son of the late emperor of Rome (Armando)
Mike Tan and Zaf Masahud as Bassianus, brother of Saturninus (Antonio)
Titus's (Carding's) children
Delphine Buencamino and Olive Nieto as Lavinia (Salve)
JR Macanas and Arnold Reyes as Lucius (Ryan)
JK Anicocho and Nar Cabico as Mutius (Ram)
Fitz Bitana as Martius (Richie)
Sigm Pecho as Quintus (Rocky)
Tamora's (Clarissa's) sons
Ross Pesigan as Chiron (Nathan)
Nicco Manalo and Cris Pasturan as Demetrius (Nomer)
Skyzx Labastilla as Tamora's Nursemaid (Maria)
and Dulaang UP Ensemble
with the special participation of Eula Valdez
Direction and set design by Tuxqs Rutaquio
Video direction by Jobin Ballesteros
Costume design by Santi Obcena
Lighting design by John Neil Ilao Batalla
Sound design by Jethro Joaquin
September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 7p.m.
September 17, 18, 24, 25 / October 1, 2 10a.m. & 3p.m.
Wilfrido Guerrero Theater, 2/F Palma Hall Bldg.,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact 0917-750-0107, 981-8500 loc. 2449, 926-1349, and 433-7840.
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