A musical adaptation of India’s greatest epic closes Dulaang UP’s 38th season. Ang Nawalang Kapatid, adapted from The Mahabharata by acclaimed playwright Floy Quintos, with original score by Ceejay Javier, directed and choreographed by Dexter M. Santos, is a re-telling of the epic battle between the Kaurava and Pandava families. The story focuses on the anti-hero Karna, a brave young man who must choose between loyalty to his family or to the state which made him a prince.
In adapting the Indian epic, Floy Quintos has chosen to highlight the story of family and blood ties, and the conflicts that these bring about. Karna, who in Indian literature is traditionally the anti-hero, is now a young man searching for his dharma, his truth and destiny, while unaware of his true blood ties. The young and energetic cast is made up of the Dulaang UP Ensemble, with a live band. Krina Cayabyab is the vocal director.
The formidable artistic staff is completed by Gino Gonzales who designs the costumes, John Batalla who designs the lights, Ohm David who designs the set, with musical arrangement by Louise Ybañez, additional choreography created by Al Garcia, Jeffrey Hernandez, Stephen Viñas, Vincent Pajara, technical direction by Meliton Roxas Jr. and Ohm David, dramaturgy by Teetin Villanueva and Jeffrey Hernandez and poster design and photography by Dino Dimar.
Ang Nawalang Kapatid runs from February 5 to February 23, 2014 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.
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Wilfrido Ma. Guererro Theater
Palma Hall, University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Wednesday February 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Thursday February 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Friday February 7, 2014 7:00 PM
Saturday February 8, 2014
- 10:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
Sunday February 9, 2014
- 10:00 AM
- 3:00 PM
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