Check out these thought-provoking theatrical productions by UPLB students

Aug 25, 2021 0 comments



In the spirit of creating meaningful art in the pursuit of keeping the spirit of Theater alive in these dark times, students of UP Los Baños from the Department of Humanities - College of Arts and Sciences, recently took us on a theatrical roller coaster ride with “TEKA LANG WAIT!” Play Festival.


The production name reflects its aim to be a breather amidst the fast-paced, hectic environment brought about by the ongoing pandemic and also to serves as a gentle reminder for all to hit pause and relish four carefully crafted theatrical productions that will surely make your clocks stop. 

Bravely reinventing the theatrical scene with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, Theatre Majors from the UPLB Communication Arts Program proved to be innovative as they spearheaded the behind-the-scenes preparations and ran the stage itself. The “TEKA LANG WAIT!” Play Festival is a brainchild of every student taking Acting (THEA 151) and Directing (152) classes, together with art-loving student volunteers.


The “TEKA LANG WAIT!” Play Festival premiered four amazing and thought-provoking theatrical production on their official Facebook page from August 17 to 20. Luckily, If you missed it, you can still catch the play productions on their page all for free!

To help you navigate through the festival here is the synopsis of the four plays: 

Kublihan”

by Jerome Ignacio, directed by Ruben Belmonte Jr., Zairon Hijara, and JC  Villareal 

In a rendezvous in an overview at Marikina, Mike and Julio wait for the eclipse and watch the  sunset. While sitting on a bench, they reminisce about the start of their friendship and how it  blossomed as the years go by. They both grapple with emotions towards their environment,  themselves, and each other. When the sun rises, they accept and bravely face the challenges that the future brings. 


Watch it: HERE!


“Dalawang Gabi”

by Maynard Manansala, directed by Denise Macam, Jairus Francisco, and  Roma Villareal 


In a faculty room, psychology professor, Ma’am Debbie, attempts to confess her feelings to one  of her students, Lester. Lester is a 20-year-old nursing student who often visits her to help with  checking test papers. Ma’am Debbie faces rejection as Lester talks about his relationship with  Trisha. However, things change when Lester realizes that he missed out on his chance at true  love after two years due to his past decision. 


Watch it: HERE!


“Ang Bahay sa Gitna ng Kawalan”


by Eliza Victoria, directed by Elmer Rufo


“Ang Bahay sa Gitna ng Kawalan” by Eliza Victoria is a play set during the ’90s in a rural area  forgotten by time. Isabel, along with her friends, Kat and Miguel, went to the said rural area  bringing their wishes to a witch who is said to be living there. Their meeting became a  confrontation of the scars of the past and secrets of the present. 


Watch it: HERE!

“Ang Awdisyon”

by Vladimier Gonzales, directed by Chay Ardiente, Patricia Gregorio, and  Darlene Villabriga


“Ang Awdisyon” by Vladimier Gonzales is about Emilio, an actor-politician, who was invited by  Inang, a well-known producer, to her production office. Emilio shows his dismay at Inang’s tardiness to Inang’s personal assistant. During their talk, the PA’s true identity is revealed, and  Emilio is forced to face his hidden past. 

Watch it: HERE!



━━ Written By  TEKA LANG WAIT! Production Staff


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