Teatro Tomasino invites theater enthusiasts to watch its second major production for its 31st season titled Kabugan, a twin-bill production featuring plays that will surely hit the New Year on a higher note. Teatro Tomasino is the university wide theater guild of the University of Santo Tomas that discovered the raw talents of actors Piolo Pascual and John Lapus, newsman Arnold Clavio, directors Wenn Deramas, Don Cuaresma and Erick Salud, and Palanca awardee Jose Victor Torre.
The first segment called "Kulay Rosas ang Dapit-Hapon Minsan sa Isang Taon" is RJ Leyran's adaptation of John Guare's The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. This literary piece is set in a zoo where a boy and a girl meet, fall in love, and continue to meet in their same idyllic place. The unexpectedness of the play will bring viewers to a surreal world. The boy and the girl develop a madcap relationship and reality only steps in when the wife of the boy catches them and their fantasy world is brought to an end.
The other segment is called "Anino" by Allan Lopez. It tells the story of a remorseful widow who had a relationship with her stepson and became pregnant. Her husband was found dead. Her guilt causes miscarriage and she eventually murdered her stepson. Until then, she realized that her horrible past continues to haunt her through her conscience.
Directed by two sophomore students from the Faculty of Arts and Letters, John Paul Gonzales and Avengel Joseph Federis from the College of Education, both plays introduce an artistic approach to escapism, truth, and infidelity. Performing for "Kulay Rosas ang Dapit-Hapon Minsan sa Isang Taon" are Martin Joseph Remos, Richard Gozum and Gexter Abad as Lalaki; and Judilen Eduvane, Sarah Lei Mortell and Hazelyn Pereira as Babae. For "Anino," Niña Belle Gavan will play the lead role, Luna, with Lian Kay Guzman as her alternate; Mikael Stephen Liwag and Giancarlo Patelo IV as Luna's stepson, Maryo.
Kabugan will surely make your hearts beat fast through the romantic rendezvous in "Kulay Rosas" and the thrilling revelations in "Anino." It will be staged on February 26, 27, and 28 with shows at 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium, Education Building, UST, España, Manila.
Tickets are available at the Teatro Tomasino Office, room 4C Tan Yan Kee Building, UST. For more details and inquiries please contact Rayche at 09159455089 or Paul at 09053441412. You can also call 406-1611 loc. 8484.