Harlequin Theatre Guild to present ‘Fish-Hair Woman’ on March 20-22

A cradle of corpses—a river filled with soldiers and armed forces—lies in the heart of Iraya. The “Fish-Hair Woman” floats on, consoling mourning families by retrieving bodies of their loved ones with her twelve-meter hair. Will these families find justice? Will the “Fish-Hair Woman” redeem her beloved Iraya and her heart’s peace?


De La Salle University’s premiere theatre organization, the Harlequin Theatre Guild, concludes its 47th season with “Fish-Hair Woman.” It is a musical based on the acclaimed novel by Merlinda Bobis and adapted for the stage by renowned writer, Rody Vera. Directed by ALIW award nominee and the guild’s Artistic Director and Trainer, Romualdo Tejada of PETA, the production will put you in war-stricken Iraya. “Fish-Hair Woman” unfolds the story of Stella in the midst of the conflict through music composed by Dodjie Fernandez. The production features its intimate set-up with the theatre-in-the-round format, designed by Joseph Duran. Katsch Katoy’s design lights up set despite the dark stories of its characters.

Experience the grief, the horror, and the rage for yourself.

March 20, 2014 – 6:30 PM
March 21, 2014 – 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM
March 22, 2014 – 10:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM

Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, Yuchengco Building
De La Salle University-Manila


For inquiries, contact Janella Gangat at (0917)500-5708.

Press release from Harlequin Theatre Guild.

KALATAS is an official media partner of Harlequin Theatre Guild for its Fish-Hair Woman production while the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA) is listed as an external partner.


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