The Riddle of the Sphinx will be the first season opener of Artist Playground and Talent Factory that will have a limited three-day run on July 11, 18 and 25.  The shows will be held at the 1701 The Little Room Upstairs located at Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia corner Timog Ave. in Quezon City.

Written by Eugenio Deriada in English and translated in Filipino by Jim Bergado, The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play about two strangers exploring the diverse viewpoints regarding the intricacies of a human being, the relationship dynamics of a man and a woman and the fundamentals of cultural imprinting through a game that they played while waiting for the buses that will take them to their destinations.


The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play beautifully written but probably, was never given the proper limelight that it deserves. It is one of the many gems of Philippine Literature awaiting the song of its muse so that the beauty of its letters and words will come to life.

Giving life to the two interesting characters of the play are Ace Urieta (Young Man) and Shiela Espina (Young Woman). Both are talented emerging actors under the tutelage of Artist Playground’s Artistic Director and multi-awarded actor Roeder Camanag.

According to Paul Jake Paule, director of the play,

“The Riddle of the Sphinx is a short but very potent drama. It tackles a lot of issues with wit. It presents life as an immense riddle to be solved; its existential undertones establish the weight and urgency of defining life’s purpose. Much like a ladder in an empty space, you can go under, over and around it but the motions are pointless, emptiness is still all around. Unless you decide to let the ladder serve its function and take it to different spots where you can reach for meaningful objectives then life when it ends have earned a purpose.   This is a very salient point for people to ponder especially in this day and age where our mind is cluttered by persuasive buttons to click we forget what is really essential.”

The artistic and production team of The Riddle of the Sphinx are as follows: Roeder Camanag (Artistic Director), Paul Jake Paule (Director), Jeffrey Camanag (Production Designer), Merdin Mojica (Choreographer), Kimberly Somoza (Lights Designer), Rowena Jarito (Sound Designer), . Dianna Dancel (Costume Designer), Coleen Lanit  (Props and Set Head), Pearly Patoc  (Make-Up Artist), Marianne De Luna  (Stage Manager) and Rogean Regoso  (Production Manager) and Toots Tolentino (Publicist).

Show schedules are:  3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm (July 11, 18 and 25).

For bulk reservations, show buyers and inquiries: email – [email protected] or contact  Ms. Roejean Regoso at 09158153716. You can also check http://facebook.com/artplayg

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