Thursday, August 6, 2015

Dulaang UP presents "#R < / 3J" (hashtag R broken-heart J) - Aug 26-Sept 13, 2015

After 40 years of staging exceptional plays spanning from the classics to the contemporary and producing renowned directors, actors, designers, production and stage managers and technical directors, Dulaang UP celebrates this season with the theme... "20/20 Vision: Clarity. Originality. Perspective." For its premier offering, DUP presents #R < / 3 J, a multimedial hallucination on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

#R</ 3J retells the star-crossed lovers’ narrative transforming Verona into a concrete jungle at the heart of Metro Manila – teeming with corruption, revolt, advertisements, sex, social media, and condominium units. The play captures the essence of the most enduring tragedy juxtaposing the young lovers’ romance with our present society’s many forms of commodified love.

Can genuine love exist in a world of alterations and foolery? Exploiting our hyper-real contemporary moment –globalization, ultra-violence, internet foolishness, generation gap–the theatrical project seeks to dramatize, through a psychedelic mix of all available art forms, the postmodern tragedy of our generation. Destroy the city, the family, the government –even Shakespeare –but never destroy the will to love.

The production is a collaboration of professionals and up-and-coming artists. Dexter M. Santos (direction) heads the artistic team together with Guelan Varela-Luarca (adaptation). Joining the team are Krina Cayabyab (music composition and design), John Batalla (lights design), Ohm David (set design), Winter David (video design), and Darwin Desoacido (costume design).This project features the Dulaang UP Ensemble and the works of young choreographers, video designers, installation artists, and dramaturgs.

#R</ 3J runs from August 26 to September 13, 2015 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman. For tickets, reservation, sponsorships, and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara at 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email

Don't forget to catch Dulaang UP’s ‪#‎R‬</ 3J, a multimedial hallucination on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Direction: Dexter M. Santos
Adaptation: Guelan Varela-Luarca
Music Design: Krina Cayabyab

August 26 – September 13, 2015
Wed - Fri 7 pm; Sat & Sun 10am, 3pm, 8pm
Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman
Tickets are priced at Php500


August 26 (Wed) - 7pm
August 27 (Thur) - 7pm
August 28 (Fri) - 7pm
August 29 (Sat) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm
August 28 (Sun) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm

September 2 (Wed) - 7pm
September 3 (Thur) - 7pm
September 4 (Fri) - 7pm
September 5 (Sat) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm
September 6 (Sun) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm

September 9 (Wed) - 7pm
September 10 (Thur) - 7pm
September 11 (Fri) - 7pm
September 12 (Sat) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm
September 13 (Sun) - 10am/ 3pm/ 8pm

Note: This production contains materials and scenes that are not suitable for audiences under 16 years of age.

For ticket inquiries, you may contact SAMANTA CLARIN (09277406124) or CAMILLE GUEVARA (09178239531). You may also contact the DULAANG UP Office at 9261349; 4337840 or 9818500 loc 2449 or email

Dulaang UP's Hashtag R broken-heart J (Trailer)

‪#‎DUP40‬ ‪#‎RnJ‬

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