The Story Of PETA

THE STORY OF PETA

 

After more than 10 laborious years of research, compiling, writing and editing, the book on the story of PETA is finally available to the public.

Entitled A Continuing Narrative on Philippine Theater: The Story of PETA, the 740 plus page book will be sold at a limited introductory price of PhP1,000.00 each.  You may now make your reservations but due to the limited number of printed copies, we need to receive your orders by May 30, 2008.  You need to claim and pay for the book/s by June 4, 2008.  After that, the book will be sold at the regular price of PhP 1,499.00

 

About the book:

The Story of PETA may be considered a collective biography that provides a comprehensive yet intimate account of its lifework, from 1967 to 2007.  It highlights the company’s unique approach and contribution to Philippine theater aesthetics, performance and pedagogy, and to popular education.

PETA began by asserting the then radical view of creating and performing plays in Filipino.  A solid record of some 400 plays written, translated, adapted, published and performed, shaped the company’s and indeed the country’s theater history, enriching it through theater forms and techniques that express local, national and universal themes.

PETA’s pedagogy and aesthetics for people’s theater, a unique and powerful curriculum for training in theater and the arts has inspired artist-teachers to share their skills, talents and experiences with others, directed toward individual human development and societal transformation.

This book presents a chronicle of the collective journey of men and women who have inscribed a powerful presence in Philippine theater history.  Woven together, their stories provide strings of hope and inspiration, a remarkable tapestry of dreams dedicated to Philippine theater, society, and nation.

As PETA enters its fifth decade of existence, it continues to nurture young artists who will metamorphose into artists-teachers-leaders and carry on the torch of art to inspire many to become cultural creatives.

 

To pre-order,  you may contact us at:

PETA Marketing & Public Relations Office

4/F The PETA Theater Center

5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City

Telefax No. (02) 410.0821

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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41st Theater Season

PETA GEARS UP FOR ITS 41ST THEATER SEASON

  

The Philippine Educational Theater Association presents 5 exciting new plays in its 41st Theater Season!

 

 

Opening the season in July, Soxie Topacio directs Nic Tiongson’s NOLI AT FILI DEKADA 2000 (DOS MIL).  The play is set in a small town in the Quezon province where the small town politics and social mores become the backdrop of Rizal’s novels.  Performances are slated for July 18 to August 24, 2008, Fridays to Sundays at 10am and 3pm.

 

 

 TOSCA (August 29 and 30, at 2:30pm and 7:30pm) is an adaptation of Puccini’s classic opera piece.  PETA’s interpretation, as directed by Soxie Topacio, is set during the Japanese occupation and Tosca becomes the battle ground of Japanese Imperialism, patriotic love and selfish greed.

 

 

Christine Bellen’s MGA KUWENTO NI LOLA BASYANG and BATANG RIZAL are back to back presentations of the Children’s Theater productions for September to October.  Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang, directed by Nor Domingo, features three of Severino Reyes’ folktales: Ang Prinsipeng Mahaba ang Ilong, Ang Binibining Tumalo sa Mahal na Hari and Ang Prinsipeng Duwag, tackling the mythical journeys into self discovery and value formation.  Batang Rizal, under the direction of Dudz Teraña, revisits the notions of heroism and love of country from the point of view of a child.  Shows will be on September 19 to October 12, 2008, Fridays to Sundays at 10am and 3pm.

 

SAAN BA TAYO IHAHATID NG DISYEMBRE? is the featured play from November 14 to December 7, with Friday performances at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday performances at 10am and 3pm.  The third of Tony Perez’s trilogy on friendship love and compassion, the play, directed by Nonon Padilla is about the unbreakable love and bonding between best friends and among family members, despite complications of betrayal, jealousy and anger.

 

 

The season ends with ADAPTING THE EUROPEAN MASTERS in a pseudo festival that will showcase an end to a ten month project that will take at least forty of our artist be they writers, directors and actors into the study of European playwrights.  Shows from February 6 to March 15, 2009, on Fridays at 2:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and 3pm.

 

 

Season subscription is available for only PhP1,000.00.  Each subscriber will be entitled to one (1) entry pass to all productions at the Theater Center plus privileges including discounts for up to two (2) companions, regular mail or e-mail updates on the latest happenings in PETA, a subscriber ID and acknowledgment in the souvenir program of all productions.

 

For more details, contact the PETA Marketing and Public Relations office at The PETA Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, QC with telephone numbers 4100821 or 7256244, or email petampro@yahoo.com.  Schedules may change without prior notice.

We hope to see you at the PETA Theater Center! :]