Even before its opening night, tickets to Tanghalang Pilipino's (TP) Apples from the Desert/Mga Mansanas ng Disyerto, have been sold out at the CCP Box Office and in online outlets. Still, the TP office is flooded with calls from more and more people everyday, reserving tickets for the remaining play dates.
Apples from the Desert, by best-selling Israeli woman writer Savyon Liebrecht, opens TP's 23rd theater season, which pays tribute to Women of Substance. This heart-warming comedy is about two generations of women defending their own turfs as they find themselves trapped in the conflicting forces of tradition, religion and new ways of modern life. Tess Jamias directs the cast which includes seasoned actors like Sherry Lara, Peewee O'Hara, Leo Rialp, and Roeder Camanag.
Apples from the Desert will run from August 7 to September 13, 2009 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
TP is opening certain play dates of Apples from the Desert / Mga Mansanas ng Disyerto for those who want to catch this new play but still do not have their tickets. Tickets for the performances on August 14 - 8:00 pm, August 15 - 3:00 pm, August 15 - 8:00 pm and August 16 - 3:00 pm are already available at the CCP Box Office and at Ticketworld outlets. The rest of the performances, including the opening night are no longer available for booking.
TP has also started pre-selling the succeeding plays in its Women of Substance series; Madonna Brava ng Mindanao in September, A Streetcar Named Desire/Flores Para Los Muertos in October and Three Sisters/Tatlong Maria in February next year. The group is already accepting reservations for this theater productions.
Many people experience the inconvenience of going to the CCP in spite of heavy traffic to watch a show only to find out that tickets for such a show have been sold out at the box office. To avoid this hassle, please call the TP office at 832-3661, 0920-9535381 or 0928-5518645 and make early ticket reservations. You may also contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and Ticketworld at 891-9999 for ticket reservations and other information.