"X" (Eks) to be performed by Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild

Above, a scene from "Clemency," one of the ten segments of the play X (Eks). It will be staged by the Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila from September 20-22.

The Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) will be staging its boldest and most daring play to date—X (Eks)—on September 20 to 22 at the PLM Tangahalang Manileno.

This 10-part stage production is composed of short plays written by Film Academy of the Philippines and Palanca awardee, Marlon Miguel. His play "Kolono" was hailed as the second place winner in the Dulang Pampelikula category of the 2007 Don Carlos Memorial Awards for Literature.

X (Eks) is a conglomeration of different artistic visions of various directors. As the premiere theater organization of PLM, the Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild, aims to showcase life's intriguing twist and turns—from the misery of living a vicious life inside a prison to the love-and-lies limbo in Malacañang.

Here are the titles of the 10 short plays compiled as part of X (Eks):

TISOY lets us eavesdrop on an exchange of thoughts and opinions between two prisoners, leading to a shocking ending.

Directed by Magwayen's acting coach, Michael Louis Flororita

CLEMENCY takes us inside the President's office as he battles domestic predicaments that will usher an untimely death.

Directed by Gawad CCP Awardee, Joan Jelica Lopez-Flores

KAPE tells us the story of two friends who finally admit their true feelings for each other.

Directed by musical genius, Carlo Angelo Yanesa

SMOLTAYM is a tale of juvenile awakening as two boys turn from carefree students into small time criminals.

Directed by Cinemalaya 2006 and Cinemanila 2007 finalist, Real Randolph Joseph Florido

Real's indie film Saan Nagtatago si Happiness? was one of the eight finalists that competed in the 2006 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Meanwhile, his 18-minute short film Parang Sirang Plaka was one of the eight short films that competed in the Digital Lokal category of the 2007 Cinemanila International Film Festival held last August.

EX introduces us to the other man in the First Lady's life as past sins haunt the present.

Directed by graphic artist Vidal Condicion

BYANING is the borderline of reality and film as the main characters of "X" are portrayed by new players.

Directed by Magwayen actress Vanessa Ann Singh

AMA NAMIN is a dark comedy which proves that some sins are paid for in the most unexpected way.

Directed by Gawad CCP awardee, John Borgy Danao

KOMPRO weaves the struggles of three women, testing love with scheming and manipulation.

Directed by TV maverick, Franco Monticod

HULING DALAW is an intimate discourse between a priest and a death-row convict during the eve of execution.

Directed by one of Magwayen's young directors, Byron Joseph Barinuevo

ALAS TRES ties all the loose ends during the frantic and desperate rush to save a life.

Directed by Magwayen stage director, Shenka Mangahas

X (Eks) is one of Magwayen's projects for its 10th year countdown program.


September 20, 2007

10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm

September 21, 2007

3:00 pm, 6:00 pm

September 22, 2007

10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Venue: Tangahalang Manileno, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Intramuros, Manila

For ticket inquiries and reservations, contact Real Florido at 09165234614 or Joan Santos at 09106393970.





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