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Dulaang UP Presents Floy Quintos’ Isang Panaginip na Fili in November

After “Orozman at Zafira” and “Shock Value”, Dulaang UP continues its 35th Theatre Season with Isang Panaginip na Fili. This production is Dulaang UP’s prelude to the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, and is written by Floy Quintos and with original music composed by Ceejay Manuel Javier.


A scene from the world premier of Isang Panaginip Na Fili of 2008 to be restaged by Dulaang UP in November this Year

Isang Panaginip na Fili is a radical reworking of Rizal’s El Filibusterismo. For one, Jose Rizal himself is a central character in the musical. Set in 1891, Rizal is writing El Filibusterismo in a seedy hotel room in Paris. His roommate is Tunying Ibañez, an Ilustrado who is living a profligate life in the said city. Little by little, Tunying is drawn into the mystery of Rizal’s novel, as well as into Rizal’s haunted dreams. The play is about the idea of transformation: Ibarra’s transformation from reformist to filibustero is the very crux of the novel, and is echoed by Kabesang Tales’ morphing into Matang Lawin, Basilio into a disillusioned rebel, and Juli, from a faithful lass to a sexual plaything. Even Maria Clara transforms from the chaste inamorata to Salvi’s secret whore. The new libretto makes explicitly clear the transformations only hinted at in Rizal’s novel.Reprising the role of Pepe Rizal is Franco Laurel, for which he won an Aliw Award in 2009. Alternating for the role is Red Conception, who was last seen in Repertory Philippines’ Equus. Alternating as Tunying are Reuben Uy, OJ Mariano, and Nazer Salcedo. Floyd Tena and Inno Martin are alternating for the role of Basilio, Greg De Leon and Dondi Ong for Kabesang Tales, Mica Pineda and Janine Santos for Juli and Ces Quesada and Emlyn Santos for the role of Donya Victorina. The production will be supported by the Dulaang UP Ensemble.

Comprising the artistic team are Musical Director/Composer CeeJay Javier, Onyl Torres, who played Tunying in the original run, is now the Choral Director, Choreographer Dexter Santos, Set Designer Tuxqs Rutaquio, Technical Director Ohm David, Lights Designer Luther Gumia, Sounds Designer Jethro Joaquin, Video Master and Designer Winter David, and Stylist Jomari Jose.

Isang Panaginip na Fili will run from November 24-28, and on December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, from Wednesdays to Fridays at 7pm, and at 10am and 3pm on weekends. For tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.

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