QUEZON CITY, Philippines – On September 14 till October 2, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas is staging a tragedy play titled Titus Andronicus: Tinataratadong Asintado
, which is based on William Shakespeare
’s first and often referred to as the playwright’s attempt to emulate the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences throughout the sixteenth century. It will be a Layeta Bucoy’s Filipino adaptation and serves as the third offering for the company’s 36th season. Tuxqs Rutaquio directs.
Mailes Kanapi, Bembol Roco and Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino lead the cast of 'Titus Andronicus'.
The play will be topbilled by Cinemalaya 2011 best actor Bembol Roco and best supporting actress Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, GMA-7 actor Mike Tan and theater thespians Mailes Kanapi, Paolo O’Hara, Paulo Cabenero, Arnold Reyes, Rolando Inocencio, Cris Pasturan, Nicco Manalo, JK Anicoche, Nar Cabico, Delphine Buencamino, Olive Nieto, and JR Macanas.
Titus Andronicus revolves around family, marriage, friendship, and politics. Clarissa Castillo (Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Mailes Kanapi), the widow of the former mayor plots to revenge against the former military man Carding Muñoz (Bembol Roco) who murdered her son. At that time he worked with Armando Torres (Paulo Cabeñero), the vice mayor running against the incumbent mayor, the husband of Clarissa. Things got off-hand when Clarissa found an opportunity to get even with Carding and with Armando and the rest of the Torreses.
Support Cast: Paulo Cabañero, Mike Tan and Paolo O'Hara.
Show starts on September 14 till October 2. For more information and ticket inquiries, contact Cherry at +639177500107 or Dulaang UP Office at (632) 4337840; 9261349; and 9818500 local 2449.