Friday, September 4, 2015
Dulaang UP Proudly Presents 40th Theater Season Opener
For its premier offering in its 40th season, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas proudly presents "#R</3J," a multimedial hallucination on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
The "#R</3J" play retells the Romeo and Juliet narrative both contrasting and adapting to the realities of our generation’s culture that revolves around multimedia and superficiality where Verona transforms into a concrete jungle at the heart of Metro Manila- teeming with corruption, revolt, advertisements, sex, and condominium units. The play captures the essence of the famous love story, juxtaposing the young lovers’ romance with our present society’s many forms of commodified love.
This is the world of "#R</3J," a radical, multimedial hallucination on Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece. Can genuine love exist in a world of alterations and foolery? Exploiting our hyper-real contemporary moment – globalization, ultra-violence, internet inanities, intergenerational alienation – this artistic experiment seeks to dramatize, through a psychedelic mix of all available arts, the postmodern tragedy of our generation. Destroy the city, the family, the government – even Shakespeare! – but never destroy the will to love.
The play is written by Guelan Luarca and is directed by Prof. Dexter M. Santos. The artistic staff is composed of Ms. Krina Cayabyab (music composition and design), Darwin Desoacido (costume design), Ohm David (set design), John Batalla (lights design), Winter David, (video design), Marvin Olaes and Nico Arguelles (dramaturgy). "#R</3J" runs from August 26 to September 13, 2015 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman.
For tickets, reservation, sponsorships, and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevarra at 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Like our official Dulaang UP page at http://www.facebook.com/DulaangUnibersidadNgPilipinas.