Ateneo ENTABLADO (ENterteynment para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan, at DiyOs), as part of its 31st season entitled “Personalan Na!,” will stage Dennis Marasigan’s 1989 Palanca Award-winning play “Ang Buhay ay Pelikula” this coming August 2013.
Directed by Jethro Tenorio, Ang Buhay ay Pelikula serves to parallel real life situations with how the Philippine industry works as a system. The play illustrates a world beyond the lenses of the camera–a reality of how and why the cast and crew continue to make a living out of the industry.
The play revolves on the dilemma of the movie producer who is portrayed in a role of a mother. In producing a movie, she has to make a choice between film aesthetics and practicality because many are depending on her and on the industry for their welfare. Principles are tested in a battle between producing art and generating income among the characters that exist behind the scenes.
Ang Buhay ay Pelikula seeks to define which truly the better choice is, considering all other factors that will depend on this decision, such as the value of what a real film should be and the consequences on the relationships of all those involved in producing a motion picture.
August 13-16; August 20-23; August 27-30–7:30 pm
August 17, 24, 31 (Saturday) — 3 & 7:30 pm
Rizal Mini Theater, G/F Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
For inquiries and ticket reservations, please contact Via Cardaño (09265523319) or visit facebook.com/ateneo.entablado for more details.
Ang Ateneo ENTABLADO (ENterteynment para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan at DiyOs) ay ang natatanging sosyo-pulitikal na pangkat panteatro ng Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila. Itinatag ito nina Nappy Navarro, Revy de Mesa, Trisha and Caloy Colayco, Don Selorio, Alvin Flores, at Fr. Rene Javellana S.J. noong 1983.