November 1, 2014

PETA's HARING LEAR rakes lauds from international critics

Filipino-produced play Haring Lear by PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) garners incredible reviews from international audience during its run at the Kuandu Arts Festival held at the Taipei National University of the Arts on October 10-12. An exposition of performing arts and installations from around the world.
“Lear is a play for the ages. It is a play for a thousand years, or any greater number that you can imagine.” these are words from the artistic director of Mabou Mines, New York, Terry O’Reilly. “Theater is ephemeral but so is life and these performances become emotionally indelible; by turns terrifying and hot welded to our humanity.” He continues. He highlights the performances of Juliene Mendoza (as Kent), Myke Salomon (as Egar), and Jay Gonzaga (as Edmund), likening their portrayals to ‘a knife cutting through the thick fabric of society’.

Randy Finch, Hollywood producer and associate professor of TNUA, shares the same sentiments as O’Reilly’s saying that, “[Haring Lear] An exhilarating production. Sentiment and compromise have been scoured away in this unforgettable and deeply relevant production. As in our world, a storm rages in Haring Lear threatening all that is human and good (in favor of vanity and greed). Welcome to the blasted life to come. The characters that (momentarily) prosper are shrewd and cold-blooded, but they’re doomed too. Fearless actors and inspired design choices coalesce into a landmark production of Shakespeare’s relentless tragedy: Haring Lear resonates long after the curtain falls.”
The success of Haring Lear and other Filipino productions will definitely open doors for bigger opportunities and a colorful future for the Philippine theater industry.

For information about Haring Lear and other PETA productions, you may visit PETA website at www.petatheater.com or contact the office at 725 6244 or petatheater@gmail.com.

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6 Things you didn't know about RAK OF AEGIS

If you're a super fan like I am, there are details that really caught your attention and be ready to catch these bits during the rerun of Rak of Aegis this December 5-14 at PETA Theater Center.
  1. The Footwear - Since Villa Venizia supposedly gets their income in the shoe industry before the flood happened, you'll see Jewel's well-adorned designer boots. From the play to the curtain call, you'll have a fiesta of colors and style made by Maco Custodio who is a trained shoe engineer with a degree in Industrial Design from University of Sto. Tomas.
  2. What is Baha Jos? Remember some impromptu moments when the cast gets random people from the audience? (I wish I was one of them) A sip from the bottle of Baha Jos adds more excitement when people assumed that it came from the flood water. It is absolutely clean and even QC Mayor Herbert Bautista gets to drink from it.
  3. The cast is frequently seen at the lobby waiting for their cue. Take a short break in between acts and you'll see the cast roaming around. Sometimes, even Kenny grabs a bite at the food stalls.
  4. Musical Director and Kenny, Myke Salomon voices these lines before the play and during break time.
    This is to remind you that EATING, SMOKING, and DRINKING are three RHYMING WORDS.
    The musical is not a sing-along dahil baka mas alam mo pa ang lyrics kesa sa cast. Edi sana, NAG-AUDITION ka nalang.
    Ang sino mang mahuhuli na lalabag ay ipupullout sa upuan at papakantahin ng HALIK o LUHA ng 3 OCTAVES HIGHER mula sa original key.
  5. The flood water is clean. No worries about dengue outbreak after the show because the water is treated with chlorine to avoid mosquito breeding. PETA also set up a citronella garden adding a refreshing smell and protects us audience too.
  6. No two shows are the same. Director Maribel Legarda gives the cast the liberty to give their own adlibs without compromising the story, to punch a funny line. This can be noticed by people who watched the show more than once.
Catch Rak of Aegis at the PETA Phinma Theater as your Christmas treat this December 5-14, 2014. For ticket reservations go to www.ticketworld.com.ph, or call TicketWorld at 891-9999. You may also contact PETA at 725-6244 or 0917-5765400 or email petatheater@gmail.com.

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October 31, 2014

A grand and emotional journey in INTERSTELLAR

A group of explorers are set to find life to another journey in Warner Bros' Pictures futuristic thriller, Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
McConaughey's character Cooper is a dreamer. Being a pilot is to wander to many places and the biggest opportunity is to jump to another galaxy for resources. His journey comes with the price of leaving his loved ones and a small opportunity to come back. This is where the human relationships come to place and that's what writer Emma Thomas wants audience to see in this film. She says, “For me, it’s really about the incredible human spirit of adventure and exploration. There are a lot of big questions asked by the movie, but, ultimately, what it comes down to is a story about family and human relationships. And I think that’s a pretty amazing thing.”
Christopher Nolan's sees Interstellar very personal and says “It’s about all kinds of things—how we define ourselves and who we are in the universe—but, for me, it’s about being a father.” “I think putting those ideas foremost in my process gives the story to the film, rather than just enjoying the space elements for space’s sake.”

Opening November 6 in cinemas and IMAX theaters nationwide, Interstellar is distributed by Warner Bros. Philippines.
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Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water movie on April 2015

The yellow invertebrate takes our world as Spongebob and the gang of Patrick Star, Mr. Krabs, Sandy Squirrel and Squidward finds the missing recipe of the Krabby Patty in the trailer of the latest Spongebob movie, Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water.
Based on the popular Nickelodeon animated series by Paul Tibbitt, and writers Stephen Hillenburg, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, Spongebob takes off to a whole new adventure meeting Antonio Banderas. The cast also features Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence and Douglas Lawrence.
Opening April 2015 across the Philippines, Spongebob: Sponge Out Of Water is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 final trailer revealed

Watch the amazing final trailer of the first installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, Julianne Moore as Alma Coin, Jeffrey Wright as Beetee, Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Donald Sutherland as President Snow and more.
Here is the trailer:
Opening November 20 in Philippine theaters.

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