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DUP stages an Uncompromising Play ‘Ang Dalaga’y ‘sang Bagay na di Buo’

A stage play lifted from Eimear McBride’s ‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ paints a loud and criticizing Catholic mother, a dying brother and a pervert uncle as narated by the lead character–the ‘Girl’ to which is alternately portrayed by Skyzx Labastilla, Missy Maramara and Opaline Santos via Dulaang UP’s latest production for its 42nd Theater Season, which opened on February 21 and is set till March 11at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrerro Theater, University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City.

Labastilla is ‘The Girl’ in ‘Ang Dalaga’y ‘sang Bagay na di Buo’. Photograph courtesy of Adrian Begonia.

The play is based on Annie Ryan’s adaptation, which was originally mounted at The Corn Exchange Theatre Company in 2014; and today, it is translated in Filipino by Rody Vera; directed by Jose Estrella, Audience will be treated to a highly intense drama of the stories that ‘the Girl’ will be essaying in the duration of the said play. Due to the sensitive issues presented in this ongoing show–it partnered with the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Social Work and Community, the UPD Gender Office, and the UPD Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment.

Labastilla is in a different space; in her portrayal of ‘The Girl’. Photograph courtesy of Adrian Begonia.

There are four more remaining shows scheduled for this uncompromising play, tomorrow and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at 10am and 3pm, respectively, Tickets are at Php500; contact Camille Guevara at +639178239531.

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