The Philippine Educational Theater Association closes its 41st Theater Season with Tony Perez' psycho-emotional drama: Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?—a literary play that deals with schizophrenia as dramatized in a character's chaotic mental world of shifting identities and personality changes.
Directed by acclaimed theater director Nonon Padilla, the play introduces an artistic approach to a psychotic condition that is more often discussed in medical terms. Padilla uses metaphors and creative visual pieces to present a moving postmodern drama that invites the audience to experience and analyze the situation.
Actor Lex Marcos plays one of the lead roles as a young, passonate visual artist named Isa Pang Lalaki. He previously bagged the lead role in PETA's opening play, Nic Tiongson's Noli at Fili Dekada Dos Mil.
For the modern interpretation of Jose Rizal's novels, Marcos played the role of Ibarra Marasigan, the Mayor of Maypajo, and Kumander Simoun, the determined rebel and lover of the lovely Maria Clara (Clarissa Santos). The actor's performance proved his versatility as an artist and ability to lead a cast of seasoned performers. Marcos earned good feedback from the audience and from theater critics. One standing ovation led to another, show after show he was even swarmed by screaming girls in the audience.
Starting out as a painter himself, Marcos designed the productions of Dulaang UP before he ventured into acting. His knowledge and interest in art also led him to study Arts History at the UP College of Fine Arts. Barely turning 30, Lex Marcos had already worked with acclaimed theater artists: Tony Mabesa, Amiel Leonardia, Anton Juan, Floy Quintos, Alex Cortex, Ricky Abad, Dexter Abad, Nic Tiongson, Soxie Topacio and Jose Estrella.
In Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?, Marcos works with Palanca Award-winning writer Tony Perez, National Artist Salvador Bernal and acclaimed theater director and founding director of Tanghalang Pilipino, Nonon Padilla.
Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre? runs at the PETA-Phinma Theater from February 6-March 15, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For inquiries and reservations, contact PETA Marketing at 4100821 / 7256244 / 09178154567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances: February 6-March 15.
Venue: #5 Sunnyside Drive, Bgy. Kristong Hari, Quezon City
Lex Marcos topbills PETA play "Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre?"
by posted on February 4, 2009