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Monday, January 21, 2008

Shakespeare Pop (Commercial Muna Tayo)

Tanghalang Ateneo Goes Pop in Shakespeare’s Hakbang sa Hakbang

Tanghalang Ateneo and TeatroFilipino Integrated return to Shakespeare with a novel rendition of Measure for Measure, a play on desire, morality, and justice. Translated as Hakbang sa Hakbang, the production marks the first time the play will be staged in Filipino. It will also showcase student talents under the direction of Ronan Capinding, the acclaimed young director of such plays as Middle Finger po and Ang Nilalang ni Victor Frankenstein.

Tanghalang Ateneo’s Hakbang sa Hakbang draws on dance movements from contemporary pop culture to capture the spirit of permissiveness that marks the play. This fusion of contemporary dance and Shakespearean text reveals as well the persona of the characters and the tone of each scene. Staged in the round, the play also gives audiences the experience of intimately witnessing the story unfold in their midst. One of Shakespeare’s problem plays, Hakbang sa Hakbang seeks a philosophy of morals beyond Puritanism and libertarianism.

Hakbang sa Hakbang opens on January 31, 2008 at the Fine Arts Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor, Gonzaga Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Show dates are on January 31, February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm and February 2, 9 & 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm. This production is made possible by Intermatrix Document Solutions Inc.,, Heaven and Eggs, Cocorama, Seafood Island and Cello’s Doughnuts and Dips. For ticket inquiries and group bookings, please contact 09184733137 or 09188151218.

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