Philippine Educational Theater Association invites all Pinoy theater fanatics to watch “Belong Puti,” a Filipino translation of National Artist for Theater Leon Ma. Guerrero’s last unproduced play, “The Woman with a White Veil.”
It is also the return of Nonon Padilla to the director’s chair after a five-year hiatus. One of the most respected theater directors, Padilla–who happens to be the playwright’s nephew–is a former PETA Artistic Director and founding member of Tanghalang Pilipino, Cultural Center of the Philippines’ resident theater company. His previous works both here and abroad include “Biyaheng Timog,” “Paglipas ng Dilim,” “Ilustrado: Ang Buhay ni Rizal,” and Rolando Tinio’s Filipino translation of “The Merchant of Venice.”
Belong Puti features stalwarts of the stage Mario O’Hara, CB Garrucho, Lou Veloso and Sherry Lara with Vicenta Ello-Alaban, Sherlyn Mae Cuare, Upeng Galang-Fernandez, Joan Orendain, Miles Pasamanero, Carme Sanchez and Sonia Valenciano. Production design is by National Artist Salvador Bernal, Lighting Design by Shoko Matsumoto and Music Design by Dodjie Fernandez.
Catch it onstage on February 9, 16, 23 and March 2 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm; and on February 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and March 3-4 at 10am and 3pm at the PETA Theater Center located at #5 Sunnyside Drive, New Manila, Quezon City (behind the QC Sports Club along E. Rodriguez Avenue).
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