Floy Quintos's "Fluid" to be staged at the Ateneo until September 16

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Sep 4, 2007
Graduating Theater Arts majors stage Floy Quintos's Fluid, which will run at the Ateneo until September 16, 2007.

The Ateneo de Manila University Theater Arts Seniors 2008 presents its production of Fluid to raise funds for this batch's creative thesis showcase, which will be staged on November. The play runs until September 16 at the Fine Arts Studio Theater, Loyola School, Ateneo de Manila University.

Art is center-stage in this Palanca-winning full-length play by playwright/director, Floy Quintos. Fluid won second place in the full-length play category of the 2003 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Direk Floy gives a fresh twist to this play as a young cast of actors step in to restage his work. He is currently the director of GMA-7's Saturday showbiz talk show Startalk and was last seen on TV as one of the judges of Pinoy Pop Superstar.

Art brings together the lives of three couples as they grapple for a life of compromise. Amir is a talented painter on the fringes of a breakdown when he meets Mira, a rich art collector, who challenges him and his belief in art. Jom and Alben are struggling theater actors debating on the struggle between high art and popular art while trying to make their relationship work. Renata is the coordinator for an orchestra whose passion for "real art" drives the domineering events coordinator, Simone, crazy in a series of wacky affairs.

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At the opening of Amir's one-man-show, they all discover true art in the midst of a pandemonium that looks into hypocrisy and the awakening of exhausted creative spirits.

Heading an all-Atenean cast is Missy Maramara who plays the worldly art collector, Mira Albano, alternating with Jasmine Mendiola and Pia Bonalos. Paolo Galia and Jio Javier alternate as Amir Montano, a struggling painter. Alben and Jom, two theater actors, are played by alternates JJ Ignacio and Nikko Atienza, and alternates Gerauld Rivera and RX 93.1 DJ Jake de Leon, respectively. The playful events coordinator, Simone, is played by Jorja Hung, Diega Villanueva and Jean Pierre Reniva while Trency Caga-anan gives life to Philharmonic coordinator, Renata.

Floy Quintos directs the play featuring the set design of Monica Sebial and costumes design of Mahar Mangahas. Voltaire de Jesus handles the lights.

Framed within the context of sex, love, money, commerce and power, witness the three couples' game of art and compromise at the Ateneo de Manila University on the following dates:

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7 pm: September 4-8, September 11-15
2 pm: September 8-9, September 15-16

Venue: Fine Arts Studio Theater, 3rd Flr, Gonzaga Hall, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

For inquiries, contact 0920-5574558 or the Fine Arts Program at 426-6001 loc. 5331.

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