8 Great Plays and Theater Performances to Watch in September
By Therese Aseoche
We’re already on the last quarter of the year, but the holidays are still too far ahead for us to go on vacation mode. But in case you need to wind down and relax after full, tiring workweeks for the month, you can do so by treating yourself to a few of these staged plays.
8. Dirty Old Musical
September 1 to 10
Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
For tickets: Spotlight Artists Centre (+63) 919-911-4444; TicketWorld (02) 8919999; Music Museum (02) 7210635
Already insinuated by the show’s name, the play revolves around middle-aged men (John Arcilla, Nonie Buencamino, Robert Seña, Michael Williams, and Ricky Davao) who have to deal with their mid-life crisis and all its telltale signs that prevent them from fully accepting the Tito life. Visit their Facebook Page for more info.
7. Ang Katatawanan ng Kalituhan
September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (7 p.m.), September 3, 4, 10, 11 (10 a.m. & 3 p.m.)
Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2/F Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
For Tickets: Dulaang UP Office at (02) 9261349, (02) 4337840, (02) 9818500 local 2449
Or in English: The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical comedy ever written. In a nutshell, it talks of long lost twins, mistaken identities, and the unfortunate yet humorous consequences that follow. Translated by Guelan Varela-Luarca, the play will be staged by Dulaang UP in commemoration of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary. Visit their Facebook Page for more.
6. Ako si Josephine
September 8 to October 9
PETA Theater, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City
For tickets: TicketWorld (02) 891-9999
From the makers of hit theater play Rak of Aegis comes Ako si Josephine, a new original musical which will feature songs by Yeng Constantino in celebration of her 10th year anniversary in the local music industry. Get ready to sing along to hit singles like Hawak Kamay, Jeepney Love Story and Chinito. Visit its Facebook Page for more details.
September 15 to 17
Star Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City
For tickets: TicketWorld (02) 8919999
It’s time people find out the true story of the Valiant Warrior of Thebes without rose-colored Disney glasses. This retelling of the popular Greek demigod in musical form is sure to ignite a renewed appreciation for literature in its audience.