In preparation for the longest-running organization in the University-Belt’s 90th anniversary, the FEU Theater Guild (FTG) offers its major production “Halu Halo”.
Known for titular productions such as “Usapang X”, “Confession”, “Ang Pinakamakisig sa mga Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig”, and “Kung Paano Maghiwalay”, FTG returns to the stage with 10 adapted and original short plays under the direction of Dudz Teraña.
One of the senior members and directors of the Philippine Educational Theater (PETA) and currently the FTG artistic director, Teraña aims to reintroduce the incensed emotions of theater to the FEU community, throughout the University-Belt, and to Non-FEU communities.
“Halu Halo” is a collection of ten short plays grouped into two sets that are presented every Friday and Saturday respectively.
Set A (Fridays):
- “Arte Ka” – adapted from the writing of R. Orloff and discusses the elements of writing in the entertainment industry.
- “Recess” – originally written by Teraña, is about familial issues, particularly of a father abusing his family.
- “Walong Letra” – adapted from J. Johnston’s play explores the relationship of a couple with a dent in their union.
- “Nang Mag-Suicide ang Langgam” – an original by Mr. Teraña, plays around the social issues behind working in fast food retail.
- “6.5 – 7” – derived from the writing of C. Reeve, is a playful story of a badly-timed elevator malfunction and a frantic woman’s contriving of her unfortunate situation.
Set B (Saturdays):
- “Bakit Laging Buntis ang Cashier ng Mercury?” – an adaptation of A. Weiss’s work. It delves into the mental state of an individual and their pursuit of sanity.
- “Sabay Tayong Mag-Grab” – inspired by the writing of C. Pospisil, attempts to portray the serious trials of Filipinos in the field of mental health.
- “Thank You Ha” – an original play from the artistic director, and talks about relationships. It tries to tell the story of repressed feelings from a sudden-ended relationship.
- “Comfort Room” – adapted from the writing of A. Woo revolves around the story of a man on his different dates and even more distinct characters that want to be with him.
- “Dating Apps” – adapted from the stage play of T.S. Wilson, tackles the range of possibilities in meeting people through different dating applications. It displays the stories and pasts of each character.
Tickets are priced at 200 pesos each for FEU community (and other branches of FEU), FTG alumni, and FEU alumni (with alumni ID), and 300 pesos for non-FEU community.
Set A play dates are on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 14, 21, and 28. Set B shows are on March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 22, and 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the FEU Center for the Arts Studio, Ground Floor of Engineering Building, FEU Manila, Nicanor Reyes Street, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila.
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