Dulaang UP’s The Dressing Room To Run From April 6 To 24

After the successful runs of its first three plays for its 40th season (#R</3J, King Lear, and Tisoy Brown: Hari Ng Wala), Dulaang UP is back for its second offering in 2016, The Dressing Room, from April 6 to 24 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater in UP Diliman.

Stay tuned for UrbanTribe’s updates on this event. See the full details below:

Seasoned actors of Philippine theatre, film, and television come together for Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas’s (Dulaang UP’s) fourth offering this 40th theatre season, The Dressing Room: That Which Flows Away Ultimately Becomes Nostalgia and its Filipino translation, Ang Dressing Room: Kung Saan Lubusang Pangungulila ang Dulot ng Agos ng Panahon.


Frances Makil-Ignacio, Ces Quesada, Missy Maramara, Roeder Camañag, Andoy Ranay, Gwyn Guanzon, and Ian Ignacio topbill the 1977 post-war Japanese play by Shimizu Kunio, translation adapted by Chiori Miyagawa from an original translation by John Gillespie. Alexander Cortez’ direction features an all-female cast for English version and an all-male cast for the Filipino version translated by Palanca Hall of Famer, Nicolas Pichay.

The play within a play tells the stories, frustrations, memoirs and aspirations of four actresses preparing backstage (gakuya, in Japanese) and waiting for their cue to enter onstage. All actresses express their desire to perform the lead role and their obsessive coveting for it ignites a comic yet dramatic narrative about shared memories and their relationship with each other. The Dressing Room… is a tender and humorous drama about actors, the theatre, aging, surviving and moving on.


The artistic team is composed of Dexter M. Santos (choreography), Ohm David (set design), Meliton Roxas Jr. (lighting design), Faust Peneyra (costume), Jethro Joaquin (sound design), Jean Edfhel Pascual & JC Bautista (dramaturgs-in-training), Patricia Balboa (video design) Stephen Viñas (assistant choreography), Garett Picardal (lights apprentice), Jojit Lorenzo (photography), Gwyn Guanzon (art direction for pictorials), Riza Romero (make-up designer for pictorials), and Pow Santillan (poster design).

Also featured in the production are up-and-upcoming theatre actors, Jon Abella, Maxine Ignacio, Marynor Madamesila, and the Dulaang UP ensemble.

The Dressing Room… | Ang Dressing Room… runs from April 6 to 24 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman. For tickets, reservation, sponsorships, and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara at 926-1349, 433- 7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email dulaangupmarketing@gmail.com. Like Dulaang UP’s official page at facebook.com/DulaangUnibersidadNgPilipinas.

The playdates are as follows:

1April 67 PMEnglish
1April 77 PMEnglish
1April 87 PMEnglish
1April 910 AMEnglish
1April 93 PMEnglish
1April 1010 AMEnglish
1April 103 PMEnglish
2April 137 PMFilipino
2April 147 PMFilipino
2April 157 PMFilipino
2April 1610 AMFilipino
2April 163 PMFilipino
2April 1710 AMFilipino
2April 173 PMFilipino
3April 197 PMEnglish
3April 207 PMFilipino
3April 217 PMEnglish
3April 227 PMFilipino
3April 2310 PMFilipino
3April 233 PMEnglish
3April 2410 AMEnglish
3April 243 PMFilipino

“The Dressing Room: That Which Flows Away Ultimately Becomes Nostalgia | Ang Dressing Room: Kung Saan Lubusang Pangungulila ang Dulot ng Agos ng Panahon” is produced by special arrangement with the playwright, Chiori Miyagawa.

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