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.
Click here to view the entire set on Flickr.
Jose Estrella happens to be one of my favorite theater directors. I am proud to have had her as a mentor when I was still a theater student. Also, she hates having her photo taken. So, the following photo comes as a surprise, “Somebody got away with taking a photo of her!” BUT the fact that her face says otherwise tells pretty much the same story. Here she is with Lex Marcos (left) and Neil Ryan Sese (right).