Saturday, July 28, 2007

blast from the past!

Looking for two books that I borrowed from a friend a few years back, I stumbled upon an envelope filled with photos when I was still active in theatre many years and about forty pounds ago...

midsummer night's dream
university theatre, up diliman
role: robin goodfellow (a.k.a. the goblin puck)
The cast of Midsummer Night's Dream that almost became a nightmare of a show. Obviously it was an all-male cast following the tradition of elizabethan dramas. I just can't connect the fact that the direction and nuances were all modern.

all's well that ends well
romulo theatre, pcib, makati
role: second lord 
Shown here with Mona Katigbak, this play was done in neo-classic fashion. The costumes were recycled from Merchant of Venice where I played the Prince of Aragon and Mona played Portia (yes, with the same costumes for both of us). Twelfth Night never came to past... We were supposed to play the twins.

the women/the we-men
guerrero theatre, up diliman
role:miriam vanities aarons-fowler
This is where everybody had fun in the midst of tyranny. Originally staged as a reunion for a group of girls who belonged to the same batch under Tony Mabesa, but the director later suggested to stage it in two versions- an all-female in english and an all-male in Filipino. My counterpart in the english version left before it's closing week run so I have to take her place in the all-female cast. It was bizarre as my co-actors were not taller than five feet six inches and I stood six feet three inches with my gold heels.


By the way, I never got to find the books... bog!

2 comments:

Mona said...

Gwyyyyyyynnnnnnnethhhhh!

(This is Mona!)

My goodness. Were we ever that young?

And we're better looking now, yes?

decorator said...

mona!!!!


kamusta ka na? miss na miss na kita!!!

ummm... my hairline is receding now-- ng bonggang-bongga!