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TEATRO Lasalliana stages Elektra

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Press release: Elektra ni Euripedes runs from Ocotber 5 9 2015 with three shows each day for five consecutive days at the Severino de las Alas Alumni Auditorium Building

Carlos Celdran: Livin' La Vida Imelda in New York

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:53 AM

In the form of a one man show complete with humor song and dance drama art and architecture the New York production of Livin’ La Vida Imelda gives us a glimpse of recent Philippine history that might never be mentioned in history books

The theater of Nina Lee Aquino

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46 AM

I think as artists part of the job is to be courageous in whatever way you choose to express yourself

Things to do: March 14-20

Mar 14, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Here s your weekly fix of events happening in the next 7 days

Things to do: February 21 - 28

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:01 AM

Art exhibits are up and about this week for National Arts Month as well as concerts and cultural events

The Shortlist: November 2-9

Nov 02, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Here s your weekly list of things happening in the Metro

'Noli Me Tangere' to make opera debut in NY

Oct 02, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Jose Rizal s classic work is set to be staged in New York

CHEMISTRY. Malaki and Mendezona portray Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara

‘Lean’: Old themes, vibrant cast

Sep 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The UP production based on Gary Granada’s musical hits and misses here and there

HERO-CULT. The play’s official poster

One-on-one: 'Carrie' the musical's Lawrence Cohen

Sep 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The Carrie screenwriter sits down with Rappler for this exclusive interview

'Bluebird': The pursuit of happiness

Sep 17, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The play is an education in happiness sugarcoated in music and mirth

KIDS HOLD THE KEY. Anton Posadas as Tyltyl and Alessa Zialcita as Mytyl. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

A work of art: Repertory PH's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Days later I caught myself with The Queen of Hearts song stuck in my head

ALICE CAN PLAY THIS GAME. A game of croquet with the deck of cards. All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Diana Zubiri's fresh outlook after sexy phase

Aug 30, 2013 - 5:29 PM

Once and future pantasya happy with her child education and quieter presence But don t rule out greatness

OLDER, WISER. Diana is thankful for her family, education, and work. Photo from her Facebook

Alice awake: Repertory Philippines' ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Aug 27, 2013 - 9:00 PM

This staging hinges in large part on the audience participation of Filipino children

COME INTO HER DREAMS. Alice and her crew are back in Repertory Philippines' 'Alice in Wonderland.' All images from the Repertory Philippines Facebook page

'Mind's Eye': To see is to believe

Aug 06, 2013 - 3:27 PM

Mind s Eye enjoyed rave reviews when it premiered in November 2012 winning the approval of no less than the novel s author

SEE IT WITH YOUR MIND. Jenny Jamora and Joy Virata play the lead in Jaime del Mundo's 'Mind's Eye.' Photo courtesy of TeamAsia

Red Turnip: New species of theater

Jul 23, 2013 - 7:22 PM

This is the kind of theater that is best suited for such a compact upstart

FIRST PLAY COMING UP! Cris Villonco (middle), pictured with Ana Abad Santos and Rem Zamora, will star in Red Turnip's 'Closer'

Alice in Wonderland: Into the rabbit hole

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Real life is Wonderland too with real rabbits cats and caterpillars

THIS GENERATION'S ALICE. Dani Gana and a cast of revered thespians bring the Lewis Carroll classic back to life on stage. All images courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Raw theater at Virgin LabFest 9

Jul 02, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Catch zany and fiercely independent plays this week

ENCORE WEEK. Catch the last week of Virgin LabFest 9. Image from

PETA workshops: Get out of yourself

May 07, 2013 - 5:29 PM

PETA summer workshop students learn to get out of themselves and walk in other people s shoes

MORE THAN YOURSELF. Razzi Abella, middle, plays a blind man in the final presentation of the PETA Summer Teen Workshops. Photos courtesy of PETA

Margaret Thatcher’s legacy in art, theater

Apr 09, 2013 - 5:11 PM

Margaret Thatcher influenced theater and the arts with her strong persona and controversial politics

ICONIC WOMAN. Haydn Gwynne plays Margaret Thatcher in the play 'The Audience.' Photo from 'The Audience-Play' Facebook page

Dialogues and contrasts in David Logan's 'Red'

Mar 01, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Bart Guingona and Joaquin Valdes electrify the stage with chemistry as they play Mark Rothko and his assistant Ken in David Logan s Red

THE MASTER AND THE APPRENTICE. Bart Guingona (right) stars as Mark Rothko while Joaquin Valdes (left) stars as his assistant, Ken. All photos by Andrew Robles

'D Wonder Twins of Boac': A better ending that's up to you

Feb 05, 2013 - 3:02 PM

A Filipino take on a Shakespeare classic with a 60s twist

BRECHTIAN THEATER DELIVERED. PETA'S 'D Wonder Twins of Boac' subversively incites audiences into introspection and action even as it makes them laugh and sing. Poster courtesy of Rome Jorge

Mario O'Hara, acclaimed director, dies

Jun 26, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Acclaimed film director Mario O Hara passed away due to complications brought by leukemia

MARIO O'HARA, 68. Screen grab from YouTube