Gantimpala Theater Foundation presents its 38th season opening production Francisco Balagtas’ FLORANTE AT LAURA!
One of the most enduring Filipino literary masterpieces described by many as a poetic art that examines the nature of justice, truth and commitment to fairness, written into a play by award-winning and respected playwright Boni Ilagan, with multi-awarded actor, Roeder Camañag as its director.
The famous Filipino love story uses the theater form of the ‘komedya’ complete with its majestic marches and grand batalia. See how the love of florante, laura, Aladin and Flerida conquered the warring Moors and Christians.
Majority of the cast are members of Gantimpala’s Actor’s Company. Playing the Albanian prince Florante is Paul Jake Paule. Ellrica Laguardia portrays Laura, princess and Florante’s sweetheart. Ace Urieta plays Adolfo, Jefrey Carpio as Aladin, while Sharlene Rivera and Ira Ruzz alternately plays the role of Flerida.
The supporting cast include Ku Aquino (Haring Linceo/Sultan Ali-Adab), Billy Parjan (Duke Briseo), Julena Dondon (Reyna Floresca), Morris Sevilla (Menandro), Basty Batistis (Antenor), King Urieta (Makata), Julius Empredo, Aaron Dioquino, Kych Minemoto, Masanori Mentuda, Ian De Leon, Sem Pabion, Bong Moreno, Jernice Maturan, Sheila Reyes, Jeanneth Cruz, Rein Ramos and Ronnel Allanigue.
The artistic team of FLORANTE AT LAURA is composed of Bonifacio Ilagan (Playwright/Librettist), Roeder Camañag (Director), Toni Muñoz (Composer/Musical Director), Ian De Leon (Choreographer), Andy Villareal (Lighting Director), Vangie Inocencio (Costume Head) and Joey De Guzman (Set Designer).
The Production team is composed of Pauwie Garcia (Production Manager), Rojean Regoso (Asst. Production Manager), Mary Joyce Tejero (Stage Manager), John Sanchez, Cecilia Buban, and Marsheen Arcilla (Assistant Stage Managers) and Toots Tolentino (Publicist).
The venue and performance schedules of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are as follows:
AFP THEATER, CAMP AGUINALDO, QC: July 31 (Fri), August 1 (Sat) 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm
STAR THEATER, STAR CITY: August 7 (Fri) 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm;
CINEMA 3 , SM SOUTHMALL: August 14 (Fri), August 15 (Sat) 11 am, 2 pm
For more information, booking reservations, and show buys, call GANTIMPALA Marketing Office at tel. numbers: 998-5622 and 872-0261 or text at mobile number 0921-251 3733 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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