July 8, 2014

‘FLUID ’ – A Reinterpretation of the Palanca Award-winning play set to open on July 24

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Technical Theater Program Batch 111 proudly presents a reinterpretation of the Palanca Award-winning play, “FLUID”. 

Written and directed by Floy Quintos, the comedy is about young Filipino contemporary artists struggling to make a name for themselves as they negotiate the tricky terrain between Love, Art and Compromise.

“ FLUID ” is set to open on July 24 and shall continue to run on July 25 and 26 (1:00 pm and 7:00 pm) at the 5/F SDA Theater, School of Design and Arts Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, 950 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. A press preview is set on July 23 at 7 p.m.

“FLUID” is written as a series of scenes in different locations featuring three pairs of characters who seemingly have nothing to do with each other. Amir is a struggling and frustrated young painter whose life is about to be changed by Mira a wealthy art collector who dreams of discovering new talent. Jom and Alben are passionate theater actors torn between their passion for their craft and the lure of fame. Renata is a seemingly batty orchestra coordinator out to defend the dignity of her orchestra when it is hired to play at a society wedding by the overbearing events coordinator, Simone. All these unique and clashing characters come together unexpectedly at an art exhibit where their impulses lead to joyful mayhem.

The cast of “FLUID” is made up of professional actors. Red Turnip Theater’s Ana Abad Santos who originally created the role of Mira in 2004 reprises her role. Kalil Almonte last seen in “Sintang Dalisay” and “Games People Play” plays Amir. JC Santos, fresh from his tint in Hong Kong’s Disney Land and Singapore’s Universal Studio, plays the ambitious Jom while Russell Legaspi last seen in this year’s Labfest plays the earnest Alben. Amihan Tanedo Ruiz and Gel Basa both last seen in “Breakaway Antigone” play Renata and Simone respectively. Musical Theater actor Tony Falcon also appears in the show.

“FLUID” had its successful runs in the University of the Philippines, Diliman (2004) and in Ateneo de Manila University (2007). For this new production, “FLUID” is being restaged by the Benilde Technical Theater Batch 111.

The artistic and creative team of “FLUID” is led by Floy Quintos (Playwright and Director), Ellawyn Cruz ( Set Designer ) and the students of DLS-CSB Major in Technical Theater Batch 111.

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For ticket inquiries, please contact: 09179285737. 

About the Technical Theater Batch 111

The Technical Theater Batch 111 is comprised of the Bachelor of Arts Major in Technical Theater students of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

The AB-Technical Theater program is a three-year and one-term course offered by the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts that trains students to become professional Production Managers, Stage Managers, Lighting Designers and Technical Directors.

About the DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts

Benilde is a learning environment that nurtures students to develop their interests and passions, and trains them to become professionally competent in established industries and emerging fields of specialization.

The School of Design and Arts (SDA) offers a wide scope of degree programs in specialized creative disciplines that meet the demands of today’s information-driven world. The SDA Campus, a 14-storey academic complex, is one big sand box for creative minds and a venue that stimulates students to think out of the box, shift perspectives, and innovate ideas.

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