The Tanghalang Pilipino Productions You Can Watch Online
by Inside Manila Team, May 29, 2020 3:11pm
In line with the online initiative, PansamanTanghalan, Tanghalang Pilipino’s (TP) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines organized a fund-rasing activity. In partnership with ABS-CBN’s streaming app iWant, they will bring in six previously-staged TP productions online through “Pantawid ng Tanghalan”. It seeks to sustain the company’s commitment in bringing artistically-excellent and socially-relevant productions to the public.
TP wants to elevate the audience’s experience and thankfully, iWant has agreed to partner with them in making our shows more accessible to the public. Here are the TP’s theater productions you can watch online.
Lam-Ang, An Ethno-Epic Musical
Coming from a successful run last December 2019 and originally slated as TP’s 34th Season opening production, Lam-Ang, An Ethno-Epic Musical returns online. It tells the story of the oldest epic hero in Luzon. With book and lyrics by Eljay Castro Deldoc, music by Jen Darlene Torres, Lam-Ang is directed by Marco Viaña and Fitz Edward Bitana.
Mabining Mandirigma has already enjoyed four successful restaging, since it premiered in 2016. It is a musical by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson and Joed Balsamo, and directed by CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado. The musical chronicles the legal and diplomatic heroism of the sublime paralytic, Apolinario Mabini, played brilliantly by Ms. Monique Wilson.
Coriolano effectively displays how personal and selfish ambition can lead to one’s ultimate downfall. Translated by Guelan Varela - Luarca and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Carlos Siguion-Reyna, the play stars Marco Viaña as Coriolano. It also stars Frances Makil-Ignacio and Sherry Lara alternating as his strong-willed mother, Volumnia.
Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-araw
Also directed by Siguion-Reyna, Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-araw is National Artist Rolando Tinio’s translation of Shakespeare’s famous comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It tells the story of multiple characters as they traverse a complicated web of romance, all set in a grandiose mystery of Athens. The show was staged in September 2016.
Der Kaufmann, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, relives the horror of the holocaust, with the Nazis directing the Jewish “actors”, underscoring the dehumanizing effect of racism and intolerance. It is adapted for stage by Rody Vera, with Tuxqs Rutaquio co-directing, Der Kaufmann features the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company.
A musical based on the Palanca Award-winning children’s book, Sandosenang Sapatos tells a powerful story of a father’s selfless love to his differently-abled daughter. Adapted for stage by Layeta Bucoy, with music by Jed Balsamo and Noel Cabangon, and direction by Tuxqs Rutaquio, Sandosenang Sapatos has effectively woven the magic brought about by wheelchair-bound Susie’s fantasy and the grim realities that she lives in.
The shows will be streamed on iWant from June 12 to July 12.
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Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc.
Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46
Bank Branch: BPI - Harrison Plaza
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