9Works Theatrical’s A Christmas Carol 2016

MANILA — The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been staged countless times by local theater companies. And why not? It’s a timeless story that’s perfect for the Christmas season. Yet jaded theater fans would probably say “Bah Humbug” to yet another version of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with anticipation of “same-old corniness” of this […]

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Rep’s 76th Season Preview

My love of theater started with Repertory Philippines a good fifteen (or so years ago). It was with a little play called “Noises Off” which that old movie with Christopher Reeve, Carol Burnett, Mark-Lynn baker was based. An evening in the theater turned into a lifetime fascination with the stage. Fifteen (or so) years later, […]

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Kinetic Shakespeare

I was able to catch Anton Juan’s Screen: Macbeth this weekend and I wasn’t expecting much. It’s Shakespeare… It’s Macbeth… Now where’d I put my pillow? I was really expecting a snoozefest given that I had yet to see a decent staging of a period drama hereabouts. I’m happy to say that not only did […]

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