After a successful run in 2016, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas restages its critically-acclaimed production, “The Dressing Room: That Which Flows Away Ultimately Becomes Nostalgia” and its Filipino translation, “Ang Dressing Room: Kung Saan Lubusang Pangungulila ang Dulot ng Agos ng Panahon.”
In a time of reflection and recovery, the play echoes the aftermath of World War II in Japan in an ironically witty and melancholic way. The story follows the lives of four actresses preparing backstage while waiting for their cue to enter onstage. These actresses take turns telling their stories, each expressing an obsessive desire to perform the lead role, which ignites a comic yet dramatic narrative about shared memories that reveal their aspirations and frustrations.
Frances Makil-Ignacio, Ces Quesada, Missy Maramara, Roeder Camañag, Bobby Martino, Mitoy Sta. Ana, Maxine Ignacio, Jude Matthew Servilla, and Hariette Damole topbill the 1977 post-war Japanese play by Shimizu Kunio, based on a translation adapted by Chiori Miyagawa from an original translation by John Gillespie.
Alexander Cortez’ direction features an all-female cast for the English version and an all-male cast for the Filipino version translated by Palanca Hall of Famer Nicolas Pichay. The play is produced by a special arrangement with the playwright Chiori Miyagawa.
The artistic team is composed of Dexter M. Santos (choreography) and Fritz Esase (assistant choreographer), Ohm David (set design), Meliton Roxas Jr. (lighting design), Faust Peneyra (costume design) Arvy Dimaculangan (sound design), and Steven Tansiongco (graphics, poster, and video design).
The play runs from November 7 until 25 with an all-female cast (English) on 7, 8, 9 (7PM), 10, 11 (10AM AND 3PM), 21, 23 (7PM) 24 (3PM), 25 (10AM) and an all-male cast (Filipino) on 13, 14, 15, 16 (7PM),17, 18 (10AM AND 3PM), 22 (7PM), 24 (10AM), 25 (3PM) at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman.
For tickets and showbuying, contact Joshua Chan (0917 677 5141) and Gio Dexter Santos (0916 555 2782). For sponsorships, contact Erika Lava (0906 224 1034). You may also contact the Dulaang UP Office (Tel. : 926-1349 / 981-8500 local 2449; 2450 / [email protected]).