Dulaang UP’s fourth production for its 34th Theater Season is a Roman comedy by German playwright Heinrich von Kleist’s Amphitryon– a tale of love, godly games and mistaken identities. Filipino translation by Jerry Respeto, directed by José Estrella.
Amphitryon is a moral fable that challenges our deeply rooted beliefs about love, infidelity and identity. It presents a loving and faithful wife who is left alone by a husband-king engaged in battle. God–Jupiter falls in love with her, disguises and presents himself as the long-lost husband. After the disguise and deception the god-lover disappears, and the mortal husband, King Amphitryon, returns. Would she recognize the difference?
The cast includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Gilleth Sandico, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Diana Alferez and Natasha Cabrera.
Amphitryon will run from September 9 to September 22, 2009 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. For inquiries call the Dulaang UP office at 9261349; 4337840; 9818500 Local 2449 or 2451.
I am off to watch the gala on Friday, September 11. Excited much! Hahahaha. And then perhaps, will have dinner at Cocina Juan in Maginhawa St. in U.P. Village. Excited much!