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The Dulaang UP 40th Theatre Season

20/20 Vision: Clarity . Originality . Perspective

Based on William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet

direction Dexter Santos
adaptation Guelan Varela- Luarca
music composition & designKrina Cayabyab
lightsJohn Batalla |set Ohm David
video Winter David |costume Darwin Desoacido

First Week
August 26 (Wednesday) - 7PM
August 27 (Thursday) - 7PM
August 28 (Friday) - 8PM
Second Week
September 2 (Wednesday) - 7PM
September 3 (Thursday) - 7PM
September 4 (Friday) - 7PM
September 5 (Saturday) - 10AM, 3PM, 8PM
September 6 (Sunday) - 10AM, 3PM, 8PM
Third Week
September 9 (Wednesday) - 7PM
September 10 (Thursday) - 7PM
September 11 (Friday) - 7PM
September 12 (Saturday) - 10AM, 3PM, 8PM
September 13 (Sunday) - 10AM, 3PM, 8PM
Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater
2/F Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Php 500.00
Regular Ticket Price
*Discounts are available for bulk purchases.
For inquiries, please contact:

Althea MAriz V. Aruta

Sponsorship representative, Dulaang UP


Hungry hearts know no bounds. The struggle to

freely find what is real in the abstract language of
teenage love is central to Shakespeare's Romeo
and Juliet. The play is a representation of the
trappings of forbidden love - secrecy, death,
tragedy. Amidst the complications besieging two
star-crossed lovers, the urgency and desperation
for true love arises. Love is innocent and love is
pure. Yet love is also sometimes impatient and
Romeo and Juliet is set in the city of Verona, a
restless milieu of politics and glamour ruled by the
Montagues and the Capulets - two perpetually
clashing families showing no signs of submission.
These conditions pave the way for one of the most
enduring tragedies in all of literature. A Montague
fights for a chance to love a Capulet. Everybody
knows what happens next. We blame the system
and the oppressive circumstances that result from
it. We blame two lovers who only felt that they had
no other choice. But what if the story happened
#R</3J(hashtag R broken-heart J)retells the starcrossed 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 societys many forms of
commodified love. This is the world of #R</3J, a
Shakespeares timeless masterpiece.
How can a love like theirs exist in our world, in our
time?Exploiting our hyper-real contemporary
moment globalization, ultra-violence, internet
nonsense, generation gap this 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.

Palma Hall 136, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon
City 1101
Tel. No.: 926-1349 / 981-8500 local 2449; Telefax: 433-7840 |