Theater: On dreams, Maria Makiling and a child named Teginef

Posted at 03/02/2010 5:38 PM | Updated as of 03/02/2010 5:48 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) closes its centennial celebration with a multimedia and multi-cultural play adapted from Michael Meyer' English translation of August Strindberg's A Dream Play.

Entitled Teginef/A Dream Play, it tells the story of Maria Makiling's descent from heaven and her encounters with the problems of men. Set in the present at the foot of Mt. Makiling, the play portrays a community where reality and dreams are indistinguishable from each other.

Only Teginef, a deaf and mute child, can unlock the message that's hidden among the dreams.

The play doesn't attempt to capture reality, nor does it offer solutions to real-life problems, organizers of Teginef/A Dream Play said. What it offers, however, are different perspectives in life.

Teginef/A Dream Play concludes a series of shows under a cyclical theme of planting and harvest. The play supports the UPLB Centennial Artists Endowment Fund, a project that aims to develop artists and to benefit artistic groups within the university.

It will be staged from March 10 to 12 at the DL Umali Hall, UPLB, Laguna. Ticket prices are P1,000, P500, and P150. For details, contact Michael Francis Falconi at 0906-5572316. Photos courtesy of UPLB