PETA hosts ‘Children’s Arts Festival’

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A highlight of PETA’s 47th Theater Season closing festival is the return to the stage of the group’s longest running musical for children, Christine Bellen’s Mga Kuwentoni Lola Basyang

A highlight of PETA’s 47th Theater Season closing festival is the return to the stage of the group’s longest running musical for children, Christine Bellen’s Mga Kuwentoni Lola Basyang

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is set to close its 47th Theater Season by hosting the 2015 “PETA Children’s Arts Festival.” This year, through the generous support of PETA’s Arts Zone Project (Advocate Right to Safety Zone for Children), the PETA Theater Center will once again open its doors to children and young people.

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The three-day festival will be filled with play areas, work-shops, film showing and performances. As a highlight, the theater group will also feature its longest running musical for children, Christine Bellen’s Mga Kuwentoni Lola Basyang, and an advocacy musical that discusses the issues of corporal punishment, Liza Magtoto’s Rated-PG.

Performances from PETA Arts Zone regional partners will also be shown onstage, namely Yatta’s AahBakus from Dumaguete, Sining Banwa’s Si Al Buda an Tsinelas from Legazpi, and Teatro Guindegan’s Istoryahe lang ta from Ozamis.

Student theater groups from St. Gregory Elementary School, Las Piñas East National High School, Polo National High School, Tanghalang SLU, FEU Theater Guild, Maria Montessori, Palo Culture and Arts Organization will further take part in the festival with their respective productions.

Meanwhile, the scheduled workshops will include among others storytelling, shadow puppetry, visual arts, creative sound and music, creative drama, hip-hop dancing and creative writing to be facilitated by PETA artist-teachers and members.

The festival will be held on from May 29 to 31. The PETA Theater is located No. 5, Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

For tickets, call PETA at 725-6244 or TicketWorld at 891-9999 www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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