Matyag
written by Maynard G. Manansala, U Z. Eliserio and Chuckberry J. Pascual
directed by Paolo O’Hara

Stage Manager: Jennina Bernadette Cruz

Cast:
Isab Marinez as Anak
Randy Villarama as Daddy
Mayen Estañero as Jenjen

Father and daughter shoot their greetings on video for the absent mother, who is working in another land. Father records the excitement his daughter feels over being chosen as one of the little parading ladies in the Santacruzan.

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag


Eventually however, the mute video camera, records an unspeakable love between father and daughter, barely 12 years old.

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag

The camera, standing in for the absent mother is turned on and off, as Father grapples with his own conscience and swelling desire for the girl.

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag

VLF6: Matyag

When the situation seems inevitable, Jenjen, Father’s sex outlet comes.

VLF6: Matyag

Daughter sees a rival and vows to tell her mother.

VLF6: Matyag

Father drives Jenjen away. He feels utterly trapped however, when his owen daughter pursues the inevitable.

VLF6: Matyag

Will he succumb to his and her daughter’s passion?

VLF6: Matyag

With the video camera finally turned off, no one will see what the father decides to do.

VLF6: Matyag

The cast at the curtain call:

VLF6: Matyag

Here is a slideshow of all the photos from the set:

Or a link to the entire set on Flickr.

The photos were taken as photo documentation for Teatro Pilipinas and Tanghalang Pilipino but all photo copyrights belong solely to me.

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