|Padre Florentino (Joe Gruta) confronts Simoun Ibarra (Roeder Camanag)|
Gantimpala Theater stages El Filibusterismo
Gantimpala Theater continues to commemorate the 150th birthday celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal this year (2011), as it stages its second the offering of its 34th season: “El Filibusterismo.”
Written by Jomar Fleras, the production has new directors Jose Jeffrey Camañag and Andre Tiangco. Andy Villareal is lighting designer.
|Dona Victorina (Flerida Capiral) and Paulita (Anna Decorea).|
“El Filibusterismo, whose alternate title is ‘The Reign of Greed,’ is a very dark novel, it was set in a dark time, written during the dark days of the Spanish tyranny,” says Camañag.
“The theme’s progression is wheeled by an unseen dark force, a force that is so powerful that it controls even the characters’ trivial actions and choices that often lead to nothing but tragic endings. This unseen and destructive force is greed.”
“We hope to challenge the audience, especially the students, to look beyond the entertaining value of our production and try to listen to the remarkable messages embedded in Don Simoun’s confessions to Padre Florentino,”
|Juli (Hazel Orecio) and Basilio (Alfred Urieta).|
Roeder Camañag (Don Simoun/Mr. Leeds)
Joe Gruta (Padre Florentino)
Paolo ‘O Hara (Kabesang Tales)
Ku Aquino (Padre Camorra)
Mondrian Sampang (Padre Salvi)
Dante Balois (Tata Selo/ Don Custodio)
Alfred Urieta and Francis Cruz III (Basilio)
Hazel Orencio (Juli/Pepay)
Kristian Chua (Isagani)
Flerida Capiral (Donya Victorina)
Anna Deroca ( Paulita Gomez)
Jun-Jun Quintana (Juanito Pelaez)
Noel Escondo and Raymond Talavera (Placido Penitente/Imuthis)
Tony Espejo is artistic director of Gantimpala Theater. Gantimpala Theater’s “El Filibusterismo” is supported by the National Parks Development Committee, Jimm’s 7-in-1 Coffee, and Everbilena.
Performances are on:
Aug 21 (Sunday) 7pm
Concert at the Park Open Air Auditorium, Luneta Park, Manila
Aug 26 (Friday) and Aug 27 (Saturday) 10am/2pm
Sept 2 (Friday) and Sept 3 (Saturday) 10am/2pm
AFP Theater, Armed Forces of the Philippines compound,
Boni Serrano Rd. (formerly Santolan Rd.) Quezon City
Sept 9 (Friday) and Sept 10 (Saturday)
Cinema 3, SM Southmall, Las Piñas City
Contact 899-5911 and 998-5622.
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