PETA’s William at the CCP
The Shakespeare rap musical is back to make more beats and rhymes, this time at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 28.
“William,” an award-winning production from the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) made successful runs at the PETA Theater Center since its 44th theater season. Now, the “William” gang is out to win more audiences by having two shows at the CCP.
“William” is a story of five high school students who had to study the works of William Shakespeare for their English class. At first, they struggled to decipher the Bard’s Old English but later the students discovered that his works are filled with lessons that are relevant to their modern teenage lives.
This well-loved play also reaped major awards in the recent Gawad Buhay! Awards organized by Philstage, the sole alliance of professional performing arts companies in the country. “William” won Outstanding Play, Outstanding Direction for Maribel Legarda, Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Play, and Outstanding Original Script for Ron Capinding.
In addition, the cast bagged most of the acting awards, namely Outstanding Male Lead Performance for Ian Segarra, Outstanding Female Featured Performance for Meann Espinosa, and Outstanding Male Featured Performance for Jojo Atienza.
PETA’s “William” is also Shakespeare 101 that aims to turn Shakes-fear into Shakes-peer by making the English poet a familiar friend rather than a daunting poet preceded by his reputation.
“William” at CCP will have two shows on September 28 (3:00pm and 8:00pm). For inquiries, contact 725-6244, 0910-9839513, or email@example.com. Tickets are available through Ticketworld outlets, 891-9999, www.ticketworld.com.ph
Noel Cabangon’s Tuloy ang Byahe Concert
SINGER-songwriter Noel Cabangon may well be one of the most bankable recording artists of today, having multi-platinum record awards for his albums “Byahe” and “Panaginip.” His latest release, “Tuloy ang Byahe,” also the most downloaded album in ww.mymusicstore.com.ph, is expected to reach Gold Status in record time – only two months after it was released.
Noel’s magic as a performer, however, is best experienced during his live performances. With this, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) proudly presents “Noel Cabangon: Tuloy ang Byahe The Concert” this Sept. 28, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum.
Proceeds of the concert go to The PETA Endowment Fund, which is meant to ensure the sustainability of PETA which will allow them to continue their cultural work, developing future generations of artists like Noel, who are now leaders, movers and productive members of the creative force here and abroad, as well as providing a chance those who do not have financial resources to gain access to PETA’s unique creative programs.
Together with other special guests Christian Bautista, Gloc-9, and other special guests, “Tuloy ang Byahe The Concert” will be a celebration of the finest OPM compositions as Noel performs his renditions of some of the most loved OPM classics, as well as his own compositions.
Bona extended until Sept 30
After 25 successful shows, the Philippine Educational Theater Association is extending its run of “Bona” until September 30 at The PETA Theater Center.
From the 1980’s Lino Brocka film starring Nora Aunor as the naïve, schoolgirl Bona and Philip Salvador as Gardo, the movie extra whom Bona worshipped out of fan obsession, PETA’s production presents a similar story with characters in the modern setting.
Portraying the title role, Eugene Domingo plays a spinster call center agent who becomes obsessed with a star-search wannabe actor essayed by Edgar Allan Guzman.
Extended shows will be on Friday 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. For tickets, 725-6244, 0917-5765400; www.petatheater.com or www.ticketworld.com.ph.