Monday, August 18, 2008

Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak

PhotobucketWritten and Directed by Anton Juan, Jr.

Could not explain the haunting creepiness I felt while watching the play. It was I guess the conscience playing top notch.

There was this girl who dreams of going away then each night he is pulled by his mollestng father. A young boy sells sampaguita, disillusioned of the life his father dreamed of them in Manila. Another boy has loosened his nuts due to a lot of disappointments and poverty. A girl exchange sex for some scraps of metal junk and other things to sell to live. A girl, brilliant but poverty-stricken, could not go to school and learn, resorted to killing herself. Two men are in a debate or in a talk as to whether there is still hope for the these children in our country. According to the actors of the play, the two men has many meanings. It may be two writers discussing. It may be a person/writer talking to himself. It may be a writer and his audience. It may even be you and your conscience, in a solemn discussion.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Noli at Fili Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil)

I came to a crash course in history and filipino when I came to watch a play of PETA just this afternoon. In highschool, we never finished discussing Noli Me Tangere, then we shifted to El Fili in our graduating year but had it half done. I got the gist of the novel in the synopsis and help books for Noli and Fili.

Now, Noli and Fili of the late Rizal does reflect the cancer in the 1800s but through PETA's Noli and Fili inspired play, it's audience had a modern vivid picture of the sickness of our society.

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