Dulaang UP's Ang Muntik Nang Di Mapigilang Paghahari ni Arturo Ui
After helming the critically-acclaimed production of Atang: Dulang may Musika, director Alexander Cortez returns with Ang Muntik Nang Di Mapigilang Paghahari ni Arturo Ui*, an adaptation of the play by Bertolt Brecht. The play chronicles the rise of mobster Arturo Ui in Chicago during the Depression, as he orchestrates his control over the local green-grocery trade before eventually facing his own psychosis. Audiences will note the parallels between Brecht's play with the story of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.
The Dulaang UP adaptation will feature Randy Villarama, Floy Quintos, Meynard Peñalosa, Mitoy Sta.Ana, Sugus Legazpi, Inno Martin, Nicco Manalo, Carlo Cannu, Vincent Pajara, Sigmund Pecho, Natasha Cabrera, Martha Sta. Barbara, and the Dulaang UP ensemble.
Filipino adaptation by Katherine Sabate, Patrick Valera and Joshua So, music composition by Diwa de Leon and choreography by Dexter Santos. Musical Direction by Krina Cayabyab, lighting design by John Batalla, special effects by Jethro Joaquin, photography by Jojit Lorenzo, poster design by Paolo Santillan, video design by Winter David, and costume design by Trineth Villasis.
Ang Muntik Nang Di Mapigilang Paghahari ni Arturo Ui will be staged at the Wilfrido Ma. Guererro Theater 2nd Floor, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on February 17 until March 7, 2010.
Weekday shows at 7 p.m.; weekend shows at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets at Php 250.00 but special group and student discounts may be availed of.
For inquiries and ticket reservations please visit Dulaang UP office, Room 136, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City or contact (+632) 981-8500 local 2449 / 2451 or (+632) 926-1349 or telefax at (+632) 433-7840 or contact Ms. Ozette Manguerra- Cauilan, Marketing Director at(+63919) 4281399 or email at infinite_supply - at - yahoo.com.
For more information, visit the Dulaang UP official website.
TRIVIA: Brecht's play was adapted and staged to critical acclaim in 2002 by the National Actors Theater, and featured Al Pacino, Chazz Palminteri, Steve Buscemi and Billy Crudup.
*Translated from The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui)