BY MICHAEL RAMOS AND AZRAEL GONZALES
Knowledge Channel’s partner, the Philippine Educational Theater Association or PETA recently launched their newest play production Tagu-taguan Nasaan Ang Buwan? which attempts to bring the spotlight back to the art of storytelling. Written by young playwright J-mee Katanyag, the story borrows characters from PETA’s previous children’s stories like Pepe and Pepito from Batang Rizal, Prinsesa Mina from Ang Tiririt ng Ibong Adarna, Little Match Girl from Hans Christian Andersen Must Be Filipino, Ngo from Ngo ang Dagang Patay and Ismail and Isabel from Ismail at Isabel.
According to PETA, the story is about a young boy, Popoy (played by Noel Comia, Albert Silos and Omar Udin), who tries to save his forgetful grandmother, Luna (played by Joann Co, Marichu Belarmino and Upeng Galang-Fernandez). He does this by looking for her stories that have been imprisoned in a dark realm of fear, guarded by the evil monster Papaw Halimaw.
The play is directed and choreographed by Dudz Teraña with Associate Director Ian Segarra. The creative team includes: Jeff Hernandez as Composer and Musical Director; Charles Yee as Set Designer; Leeroy New as Costume Designer; Loren Rivera as Lighting Deigner and Sig Pecho as Shadow and Video Designer.
Part of the cast is Vic Robinson who also co-hosts Knowledge Channel’s MathDali which airs on ABS CBN every Saturday 8:00 AM and on Knowledge Channel everyday at 10:20 AM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
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