AUF Repertory stages 'Our Town'-A A +A
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- The Angeles University Foundation Repertory Theater is currently staging its adaptation of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" at the school's auditorium.
Prof. Emeritus Tony Mabesa, director of the play, said "Our Town" is staged in two translations: the classic and beautiful "Doon Po Sa Amin" by the venerable icon of Philippine Theater, Onofre Pagsanghan, and the newly commissioned Kapampangan translation, "Karin Keng Kekami" by artist Marco D. Nepomuceno.
The 8th season ender of the AUF Repertory, "Our Town," which is slated on March 1, 2013, is a three-act play about the everyday lives of an average town's citizens in the early 20th century.
Act I depicts daily life, Act II depicts love and marriage, and Act III closes the inevitable curtain in life, Mabesa said.
"Our Town" became an instant success when it first opened in the US in 1938. Since then, it has been translated into different languages and played to full houses across the globe. In the Philippines, it was first staged by the UP Dramatic Club in the mid-1950s under the direction of Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero.
Production and cast feature communication students and AUF Repertory alumni actors Robert Tuazon and Mick Irvin Garcia, who play stellar roles.
Mabesa said the staff includes musical director Nelson Sese; costume designer Eric Pineda; set designer and technical director Ohm David; lighting designer Meliton Roxas; and sound designer Brian Arda.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 21, 2013.