Because we all get by with a little from our friends. Or friends of friends. Or friends of friends of friends.
A FUND RAISING EVENT for our dear HANNAH MICHELLE GUTIERREZ, Caloocan Science and UP Public Ad alumna who is currently fighting blood infection/complications (due to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) @ the Manila Doctors’ Hospital ICU 9.
I struggle with a lot of things, moods, artistic influences, broken relationships, coffee and cigarettes, but above all, sleep. So last night, I spent hours in bed reading A Clash of Kings, watching 21 music videos (yes I counted), and a barrage of movie trailers. In the end, I went back to playing Bejeweled until my hands ached and thereafter, fell asleep.
Here are two of the films I am most looking forward to this year.
Because my photos are really, really late, here’s a recap of what this was all about.
Celebrating its 35th Theater Season, Dulaang UP presents its fourth production, Amphitryon, a Roman comedy by Heinrich von Kleist with Filipino tranlation by Jerry Respeto and direction by Jose Estrella.
Amphitryon follows the story of King Amphitryon and his wife Alcmene, who became victims of Jupiter, a Roman god. Jupiter disguises himself to make love with Alcmene during the quest of King Amphitryon in Thebes. As the king return to his kingdom victorious from the battle they had won, Jupiter disappeared leaving Alcmene bearing their child. With what happen between the two of them, will Alcmene realize the person whom she made love with was not truly her husband and will Amphitryon discover that a god came to her wife during the time he was in his quest?
Click on the thumbnails to view the posters that came out.
The cast includes Neil Sese, Lex Marcos, Diana Malahay, Wenah Nagales, George de Jesus, Paolo O’Hara, Lucky de Mesa and Natasha Cabrera.
Comprising the artistic team are Lex Marcos (Set Designer), John Batalla (Light Designer), Raven Ong (Costume Designer) and TJ Ramos (Sounds Designer).
Amphitryon ran from February 16 to March 6, 2011 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The following production photos were taken on the last show. More
I arrived at The Collective at nine thirty in the evening, and the streets were crowded with cars as people spilled from the venue into the streets. The place was absolutely jampacked! It was not hard for me to find Dax Carnay though, as he was onstage right that moment, hosting while Mei Bastes took a little break.
I arrived two bands before The Discoball played and that gave us the chance to hang out first, get some drinks, do a bit of small talk, and observe the different kinds of people in the crowd. The crowd was awesome! You could see the musicians, artists, yuppies, “little black men”, rastas, Filipinos, foreigners clustered together here and there.
I was so tempted to walk around and take photos of this very very interesting mix of people but I was running out of batteries.
Check out the people in the background! What a great crowd.
Soon enough, I heard The Discoball doing sound check in the background and I rushed off towards the stage to take photos. They had a guest percussionist, Rio Domingo.
GIG.PH was formed by four individuals who share the same passion for music in July 23, 2010. Realizing the need for one place that would serve as an all-in-one package when it comes to providing all the information on the latest gigs, concerts, bands, local productions and the best bars for hosting events, they conceptualized Gig.ph.
The website aims to advertise local productions and their gigs while helping artists promote their music and talent. In line with this, Gig.ph would like to showcase the bars around the metro that are considered the best when looking for a place to host an event, as well as the small-time bars that seem to be a perfect fit for hosting gigs.
Most importantly, GIG.PH aims to build friendship and camaraderie within the industry through one advocacy: Filipino Music.
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