Filipino Mythology Gets a Creative Revamp in this Virtual Theater Showcase

MANILA, Philippines — Amid the ongoing global health crisis, we have seen how the arts have built a channel and outlet for normalcy and sanity in a time of darkness and uncertainty. With this, the DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild, the premier and only recognized theater organization of the De La Salle University, will be presenting its 2nd online production entitled DuLa Salle 2k20: Kalooban.

Keeping up with the tradition of championing varying DuLa Salle themes every year, this year’s showcase presents an anthology series consisting of eight uniquely-told stories that tackle modern Filipino values and social issues through the form of Filipino mythology and epics.

DuLa Salle 2k20: Kalooban will be showcased for three days from May 20-22, and will be broadcast via the Animospace platform and a closed Facebook group on its last day.

The event is staged in partnership with the multi-art organization Pelikulove, founded by Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, who has offered multiple courses in playwriting like the Rody Vera Online Playwriting Course. The writers from the eight participating stories of DuLa Salle 2k20: Kalooban all hail from the said organization.

The stories are as follows:

Set A

Ang Habilin ni Lola Liwanag (Written by Ian Jay Formacion, Directed by Rosh Perez)

Abo-Kaykay (Written by Ara Jenika Vinzon, Directed by Angelica Aquino)

Set B

Mga Diyosa (Written by Liza Magtoto, Directed by Matt Deinla)

Hatinggabi Camp (Written by AB Coronel, Directed by Gray Jacinto)

Set C

Ilihan at Kalingaw (Written by Eljay Castro Deldoc, Directed by Juan Castillo)

Mamaw Ba U? (Written by Mark Boquiren, Directed by DB Gianan and Rhoderick Campo)

Set D

Pangarap Kong Maging Mananggal (Written by Andrew Clete, Directed by Jayson Alcazar)

Cafe Rosa (Written by Dingdong Novenario, Directed by Gian Torres)

The show schedules are listed below:

May 20, 2021

Animospace:

  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM: Set A
  • 5:30-7:00 PM: Set B

May 21, 2021

Animospace:

  • 10:00-11:30 AM: Set C
  • 12:00- 1:30 PM: Set D

Facebook

  • 2:00- 3:30 PM: Set A
  • 4:00-5:30 PM: Set B

May 22, 2021

Facebook

  • 1:00- 2:30 PM: Set C
  • 3:00- 4:30 PM: Set D

Ticket Prices

One Set: PHP 150

One Set with Souvenir Program: PHP 200

All Sets: PHP 500

Souvenir Program Only: PHP 100

The DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild aims to continue spreading awareness towards social issues prevalent in Filipino society in congruence to advocating Filipino culture and arts.

For more information and updates, contact Renz Manuel at 0917 889 2400 or visit DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild’s Facebook page (facebook.com/dlsuhtg).

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