Ateneo’s ‘Entablado’ stages Martial Law-themed adaptation

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Ateneo20160823Ateneo De Manila University’s Entablado (ENternteyment para sa Tao, Bayan, LAnsangan at DiyOs) kicks off its yet again socio-political relevant plays for its 34th edition entitled Ginugunita Kata.

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Desaparasidos, one of the brilliant works of acclaimed writer Lualhati Bautista, premieres its first play adaptation on September 27 staged until October 15.

Branding the organization as “Teatro ng Tao” Entablado chose this story as it outlines the grievous period of the nation in the hands of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Known since 1983 as ADMU’s first and only socio-political organization and an active segment partaking in the denunciation of the dictator’s burial, Entablado aims to highlight the condition of Filipinos’ lives under Martial Law, letting the circumstances as the core for understanding of crucial issues in the future under the new regime.

“Because we have a new administration, we want to ground our analysis of the projects, of the systems of the current administration with a basis of data and facts from the past,” Faith Decangchon, president of Entablado , told The Manila Times.

She noted they do not want to “blindly criticize” the current administration without any basis in reality or past data. “We want to look at the past, at the perspective of the past so that we can move on criticizing future issues,” Decangchon added.

Its theme, Ginugunita Kata, will feature the bearings that made and tore the nation as one. It also aspires to reach the marginalized sector.

“We want to be with the people. We want to immerse with the situation, especially of the marginalized and of the unheard voices. We give voice to those unheard people so that their causes can be known by the many,” explained the Entablado president.

Decangchon imparted that after this 34th season of artistically demonstrating the past, they plan to evince the future of the Philippines as their next theme.

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