Now on its 25th Year, the UP Playwrights' Theater (UPPT) presents a new play, “Fake,” written by award-winning playwright Floy Quintos and directed by UPPT and Dulaang UP founding artistic director Tony Mabesa.
The play runs May 4-15 at the Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan, Faculty Center, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Wednesdays to Fridays at 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends.
“Fake” play delves into the final days in the life of Professor Jose Marco, a man who successfully foisted the major historical forgeries the Code of Kalantiao and La Loba Negra on an unsuspecting Filipino public in the mid-20th century. His forgeries were so widely accepted that the authenticity of the Code of Kalantiao was never doubted and was taught in schools, until the fake works were exposed by the renowned historian Henry Scott.
“Fake” uses history to examine our need as a people to cling and believe in something bigger than ourselves, something even bigger perhaps than truth.
The cast includes the accomplished actor and director Joel Lamangan, who takes on the role of Jose Marco. Alternating for the role is Leo Rialp, who was last seen in the romantic comedy film, “Babe, I love You.”
Gerard Pizzaras and Bryan Tibayan alternate as Old Miguel, while Angelo Pesigan appears as Young Miguel. Paul Holme plays William Henry Scott. Ces Quesada and Alya Honasan alternate as Concepcion, Jose Marco’s wife.
Playing Sister Emily is Shamane Centenera-Buencamino; Olive Nieto serves as understudy for both the roles of Sister Emily and Concepcion. Jerald Napoles appears as Lobo of Tasaday/Datu Kalantiao, alternating with Jorge Gil Fernandez. Karen Gaerlan is La Loba Negra, and Richard Cunanan is George.
Comprising the artistic team are set/costume designer Dante Nico Garcia, technical director Ohm David, lights designer Meliton Roxas Jr., stage manager Raymond Vergara, assistant director/dramaturg Emmanuel Feliciano, poster/photo designer Dino Dimar and sound designer Arkel Mendoza.
“Fake” runs May 4-15 at the Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan, Faculty Center, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Wednesdays to Fridays at 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends.
For tickets, call Cherry 0917-7500107 or the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840.
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