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Virgin Labfest XI: Staging plays that stray from the ‘safe’ path

By Alvin I. Dacanay This week theater lovers are expected to come to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to catch the dozen dramatic works that are set to debut at the Virgin Labfest, the annual laboratory festival of untried, untested and unstaged plays that is now on its 11th year.

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‘Rak of Aegis’ dominates 7th Gawad Buhay!

Story and photos by Alvin I. Dacanay Rak of Aegis, the hit Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) musical that uses the songs of pop-rock band Aegis to tell the story of a young woman who dreams of achieving YouTube stardom, and the problems facing her perpetually flooded village, swept the Seventh Gawad Buhay! awards, earning 11 trophies at a three-hour-plus …

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Plays that provoke, push boundaries

By Alvin I. Dacanay Later this month the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and respected playwrights’ group Writer’s Bloc will open the 11th edition of the Virgin Labfest, a three-week laboratory theater festival of untried, untested, unstaged and unpublished plays by new and veteran dramatists.

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It’s curtains up (up and away) for ‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady’

Story and photos by Alvin I. Dacanay / Special to The Market Monitor website Today, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical, the expanded version of ZsaZsa Zaturnnah graphic novelist Carlo Vergara’s one-act play that was first mounted, to much acclaim, at the ninth edition of the Virgin Labfest, begins its month-long run at the Peta (Philippine Educational Theater Association) Theater …

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Stars sympathize with loved ones of ‘executed’ SAF commandos

By Alvin I. Dacanay Like many Filipinos, the Philippine entertainment community shared in the sorrow of the families and friends of the 44 men of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were killed in a clash with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mampasano town, Maguindanao province, on January 25, and several from the community expressed …

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Onstage, onscreen: Bradley Cooper sets career sights high

Jocelyn Noveck / The Associated Press The actor’s recent success doesn’t surprise the dean of his former acting school; That would be James Lipton, host of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, who auditioned Cooper when he was a student at Georgetown.

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