Inspired by the play “Friendster” written by Edward Perez, Ateneo ENTABLADO amplifies its socio-political identity through a contemporaneous play entitled Sa IsangMadilim, FB naMapanglaw.
Directed by Jethro Niño P. Tenorio, the play addresses the current issue regarding the removal of Filipino subject from tertiary level curricula. It tackles the issue through a digitalized portrayal of characters from prominent Philippine literature, such as IbongAdarna, Florante at Laura, Noli Me Tangere, and El Filibusterismo. It depicts mistaken attributions concerning Philippine language and literature by looking towards its characters in a new light. Are the Muslim people really what we think they are? Is the real intention behind Balagtas’ Florante at Laura plain romance or society reflection? What are the background stories behind Rizal’s novels?
ENTABLADO hopes to lift the underlying Filipino consciousness of its audience through this production. The show runs from January 14, 17, 20 – 24 at 7pm with2pm matinees on Saturdays at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. For inquiries and ticket reservations, please contact Zoe Rodriguez (0927 962 7737). For sponsorships and partnerships, please contact Faith Decanghon (0916 620 1318) and Amylyn Arce (0917 546 8946).