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Harlequin Theatre Guild adapts novel The Sky Over Dimas for stage

On its 47th season, DLSU-Manila’s Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) continues to push itself with exciting choices of productions. With last year’s Best Cultural Group and Best Non-musical Production Aliw Awards nominations for Unang Ulan ng Mayo as a benchmark, HTG challenges itself, once again, to take on Tim Dacanay’s stage adaptation of the Palanca Award Winning Novel, The Sky Over Dimas written by Vicente Garcia Groyon. Directed by Romualdo Tejada, this student based theatre group revisits the uncanny story of the Torrecarions this November 21-23 and 25, 2013 at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University-Manila.

The Sky Over Dimas - Official Poster

In the heart of Bacolod’s high society dwells the Torrecarions, a notorious hacienda family with dark secrets filled with greed, deceit, and betrayal that anyone in the family cannot escape from. Amidst all the secrets, there is but one person who will do anything and everything to end the cycle that continuously haunts his family: George Torrecarion, who is fed up with all the lies. As his great-grand father, Faustino’s memoirs reveal more lies to the origin of the Torrecarions, George at present exiles himself to Hacienda Dimas where it all began and exposes the darkest skeletons of his family’s past.

HTG welcomes Bembol Roco, an award-winning actor, to play the role of George Torrecarion, alongside, Redjie Jimenez, a professional theatre actor, reprising his role from last March’s run. The rest of the cast includes HTG’s alumni, Charisse Ang and Senior Member Janine Martinez as Margie Torrecarion; Senior Member Jose Rufino Dy Buco as Raffy Torrecarion. Music Scoring by Dodgie Fernandez, whose recent works include HTG’s “Si Tonying at ang Mahiwagang Aklat ng Kasaysayan” and PETA’s “Haring Lear”; Set design by Joseph Duran, whose recent works include La Salle Dance Company-Contemporary’s “Sudhaya” and HTG’s “Si Tonying at ang Mahiwagang Aklat ng Kasaysayan”; and Lights design by Tanghalang Pilipino’s resident lighting designer Katsch SJ Catoy.

PLAY DATES:
November 21 – 6:30 pm
November 22 & 23 – 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 6:30 pm
November 25 – 10:30 am, 3:00 pm

VENUE:
Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University-Manila

TICKET PRICE: Php 200

For additional information, contact Janella Gangat at 0917 500 5708 or email harlequintheatreguild@gmail.com.

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