Gantimpala presents the twin-bill play 'Forever/Call Me Flory'

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Dec 26, 2006
Wilma Doesntappearsas alternate actressandtitle roler in the satire Call Me Flory.

From Gantimpala Theater Foundation (GTF) comes Forever/Call Me Flory, a twin bill of Filipino plays in English written by National Artist for Theater Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero.

Directed by ALIW Awards Best Director Tony S. Espejo, this twin- bill play is the fourth season presentation of the GTF National Artist Production Series.

Forever is an old-fashioned melodrama set in the ‘50s. This play is about love, maturity, and self-sacrifice. It is also about closure and healing, listening and accepting. It is a play about people who realize that letting go is more sublime than holding on.

The other production is Call Me Flory, a satire that pokes fun on social climbing and social climbers at a time when Manileños espoused "the true, the good and the beautiful." It shows that pretense is a cheap trick. It is a fun, wacky, and hard-hitting piece on our secret desire to belong to high society.

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The cast from the Actors Company includes Roeder Camañag (Ernesto/Federico); Monica Llamas (Maria Teresa/Matilde); Kimberly Diaz (Consuelo/Osang); Wilma Doesnt and Lailanie Ann Tejuco (alternately portraying Florencia Aragon de Caracoles also known as Flory); Billy Parjan and Vincent Reyes Kuipers (alternately portraying as Oscar); Abner Delina (Ernesting); Troy De Guzman (Gordon) and Jude Sypongco (Capote).

Forever/Call Me Flory is the culminating activity of the 29th production season of Gantimpala. Last year, this theater company staged F. Sionil Jose's The God Stealer/ Nick Joaquin's The Queen's Jewel, a twin-bill play that won the 2006 ALIW Awards Best Play (non-musical category).

Show times and dates are as follows:

Venue: SM South Mall (Las Piñas) Cinema 3

December 9-10, 16-17 (10am/2pm)

Venue: Theater in AFP Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City

December 9-10, 16-17 (10am/2pm)

January 25 (10am/2pm)

January 26 (9am/12nn/3pm)

January 28 (10am/2pm

February 3-4 (10am/2pm)

For inquiries, call 899-5745/896-3503

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