Friday, January 20, 2012

PETA's "Haring Lear," an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play (Jan 27-Mar 4, 2012)

As its first play for 2012, PETA introduces the first-ever Filipino adaptation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Set in a post-nuclear world that is strangely contemporary and familiar, Shakespeare's King Lear receives a fitting, royal makeover, fashioned by a pool of Filipino theater giants.

Haring Lear will be shown at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City on January 27 to March 4, 2012.

 PETA's Haring Lear


National Artist for Literature, Bienvenido Lumbera translates the text into prose while retaining the rhythm, texture and elegant brutality of Shakespeare's tragedy. Acclaimed theater director, Nonon Padilla then turns the epic classic into a modern-dress contemporary family drama, while World Stage Design Awardee Gino Gonzales establishes the dark aesthetic, settings and styles of the play.

Exciting, suspenseful and virtually violent, PETA's Haring Lear retains Shakespeare's beautiful and devastating themes of the disintegration of family solidarity, running the gamut of love, madness, death and sacrifice.

The Full Cast of PETA's Haring Lear

    THE CAST  
'Haring Lear' features a traditional Shakespeare all-male cast helmed by theater stalwart Teroy Guzman who plays the role of the aging monarch, Haring Lear

Other cast includes: Gary Lim (Regan), Nor Domingo (Goneril), Abner Delina (Cordelia), Jay Gonzaga (Edmundo), Myke Salomon (Edgardo), Jack Yabut (Gloster), Josel Reyes (Kent), George De Jesus (Oswaldo), Jeff Hernandez (Duke ng Cornualles), Renante Bustamante (Duke ng Albanya), Fredyl Hernandez (Duke ng Burgonia), Angel Moratilla (Hari ng Francia) and Ernie Cloma (Matandang Lalaki).

 PETA's Haring Lear


January 27 (Fri) - 7pm
January 28 (Sat) - 10am / 3pm
January 29 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm
February 3 (Fri) - 7pm
February 4 (Sat) - 10am / 3pm
February 5 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm
February 10 (Fri) - 7pm
February 11 (Sat) - 10am / 3pm
February 12 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm
February 17 (Fri) - 7pm
* February 18 (Sat) - 2pm and 7pm 
February 19 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm
February 24 (Fri) - 7pm
February 25 (Sat) - 10am / 3pm
February 26 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm
March 2 (Fri) - 7pm
March 3 (Sat) - 10am / 3pm
March 4 (Sun) - 10am / 3pm

Note: I put an asterisk for February 18 (Sat.) because the day has a different schedule, compared to the rest of the Saturday shows.

For ticket inquiries, please contact (632) 7256244, 4100821-22, +63.917.5765400. You can also email or visit their website:

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