Voices of Forgotten and Abused Children Resurrected in Dulaang UP Play

Quezon City, Philippines (PressExposure) July 08, 2008 -- In celebration of the centennial of the University of the Philippines, Dulaang UP (DUP) on its 33rd theatre season (2008 – 2009) presents its initial offering, devised and directed by Anton Juan, Jr. billed as Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak. This is Anton's return to the theatre scene in the Philippines after his long stint at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. Hinabing Pakpak is a new theatre piece featuring two writers who flesh out different narratives on Filipino children. These stories present abused, molested and forgotten children.

Hinabing Pakpak is Anton's tribute to his colleague, the late Rene Villanueva, an advocate of Philippine Children's literature. This devise is a poignant take off from the symbolic elements found in Villanueva's texts. Voices of dead and abused children are resurrected in this new theatre piece. Anton Juan returns with this new, tender but searing elegy that recuperates the social conditions of children from document, memory, and Rene Villanueva's texts.Documents

Joining Juan in his artistic team are Dexter Santos (Choreography), Leo Abaya (Production Design), John Ilao Batalla (Lights Design), Jethro Joaquin (Sound Design), Winter David (Video and Graphics) and Paul Mondoc (Photography). In addition, Anton includes Theatre Arts students to partake in the wonderful artistic team: Carlo Pagunaling (Costume Design), Carlo Cannu (Make-up), Patrick Valera (Dramaturgy and Assistant Direction), and Arkel Mendoza (Sound Design). Joining the wonderful cast are Earl Ignacio, Joel Saracho, Olive Nieto, Ronnie Martinez, Mary Jane Alejo, Rico Del Rosario, Via Antonio, Katte Sabate, Chic San Agustin, Mara Marasigan and JC Santos. Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak will open on July 16, 2008 and will run until August 10, 2008.

Hinabing Pakpak will run at the 300 seater Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre, 2nd Floor, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Weekday shows are at 7 p.m. and weekend shows are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are priced at Php 250.00 but discounts may also be availed. For inquiries and ticket reservations please visit Dulaang UP office, Room 136, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City or contact (+632) 981-8500 local 2449 / 2451 or (+632) 926-1349 or telefax at (+632) 433-7840 or contact Ms. Luz de Luna, Marketing Manager at(+63917) 6206224 or email at luzsdeluna2003@yahoo.com. You may also visit Dulaang UP official website at [http://www.upd.edu.ph/~dup].

About Dulaang UP

Dulaang UP is the official performing group for theater of the University of the Philippines. Dulaang UP is based at the UP Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts (DSCTA), which runs the sole, formal, theater training program in the country leading to the completion of undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as a certificate course. it employees the conservatory approach to training where enrollees enjoy maximum guidance in performance and production from scholars, practitioners, leading stage and film artists, and recognized personages in theater.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 03, 2008 at 11:24 pm
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