This University Theater Org in Manila Gives You 6 Heartrending and Whimsical One-Act Plays for Just P50


Your P50 can buy you a McSaver, or a large fries from Potato Corner, or even a Jolly Spaghetti to fill your famished stomach; but this university organization in Sta. Mesa, Manila can feed your hunger for art, love, and life as they give you six one-act plays for only P50.

Teatro Komunikado, the premier theater and production organization of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Communication, is ready for its Mazkara Festival—an annual culminating activity that consists of series of one-act plays. And this year, the group prepares a brimming show as they feature six original plays which were written and directed by its own members—making TK a promising university theater organization to watch out for in the world of theater.

Here are the TK’s one-act plays which are worth more than just your P50.

Tong Hits
Directed by: Jepperson Francisco

Written by: Al-Jhun Virgo & Kisha Padron

This play is for the Titas of Manila. Tong Hits is set in the slums where three titas are playing tong-its during the wake of their other kumare.

Personal Appearance
Directed by: Albert Soliot
Written by: Al-Jhun Virgo

Personal Appearance follows the life of three passport applicants who hopes for greener pastures outside the Philippines. Their struggles and own stories will be revealed through monologues.

Due Date
Directed by: Hazel Mabana
Written by: Al-Jhun Virgo

The due date of their apartment bill reveals the concealed feelings of three-year live-in couple Lyn and Ryan.

Huling Hapunan
Directed by: Joshua Carvajal
Written by: Joshua Carvajal & Marck Ryan Cidro

Expect heavy drama in this one. Huling Hapunan is a family drama about Minda and her daughter Lenlen who are having their last supper moments before Minda makes the most difficult decision that will change their lives forever.

Magnum Opus
Directed by: Al-Jhun Virgo
Written by: Marck Ryan Cidro

If you are working in the film industry, Magnum Opus is for you. Magnum Opus is a comedy show that portrays the life and work behind the camera. It follows Gwen, a film writer, who is fighting against the producer for the original essence of her script. With their contrasting ideas, will they ever make their film a magnum opus?

Directed by: Marvea Quisay
Written by: Marvea Quisay and Rea Macalandag

Koleksyon is a thriller play about Alex, a painter, who expresses her emotions regarding her personal life and her girlfriend through painting.

The Mazkara Festival will run from December 6 to 7, 2018 at Communication Foundation of Asia—Lagerway Hall, Old Sta. Mesa Street, Sta. Mesa, Manila. For more updates and inquiries, visit Teatro Komunikado’s Facebook Page or contact them at 09669925352 or 09496862828.

Photos from Teatro Komunikado


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