Philippine Theater Plays

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Theater, in whatever forms, has been a source of entertainment and social awareness in the Philippines. Being a country with so many festivities, every town in every province flaunts their town’s finest with their unique ways of celebrating their own festivals. Along with various contests and parades, shows and plays are held to make their town fiestas colorful.

In some provinces, people stage the cenaculo (sinakulo)- a theatrical presentation of Christ’s Passion, every Holy Week. Some towns perform the moro-moro or komedya, which relates the Christian and Muslim conflict, while other present zarzuela, duplo, carillo and other forms of theater.

To date, there are numerous plays of different types have already been staged in the Philippines. Theater organizations like Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, Dulaang UP and the like have already produced exemplary plays like “Ang Pasyon ni Kristo,” “The Sound of Music,” “Rizal Revisited” and so on.

Below are a listings of all the Philippine Plays produced since the American Occupation to the present. So turn off your cell phones or any electronic devices, keep those cameras and refrain from talking. Let's draw the curtain and remember, it's okay to applaud.

(to access the knowledge database on Philippine Theater Productions, click Philippine Theater Plays link)



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