Ateneo ENTABLADO is slated to bring to life “Ang Pitong Gunggong,” a bodabil-esque musical comedy that showcases the struggle of seven dimwits based on a children’s storybook. The play, written by Christine Bellen and Tyron Casumpang, directed by Jethro Niño Tenorio, is set to run from February 27 to March 17 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
“Ang Pitong Gunggong” is a roller coaster ride of adventure that will show viewers how seven young dimwits from different origins gather together in search of enlightenment in a barrio called Santa Iluminada. Along the way, they will encounter Papa D and his six henchmen who will ingeniously take advantage of the dimwits’ flaws and limits to the former’s benefit.
More than the grand musical numbers and feats of humor, the play will offer a satirical presentation of how power is being used at the expense of the weak and marginalized, in a society that is all too susceptible to the rule of one.
The organization invites every one to catch the shows scheduled on February 27-28, March 1-2, 6-10,13-17 at 7 PM; March 3 at 1 PM and 4:30 PM; and March 10 and 17 at 2 PM. For further inquiries and ticket reservations, you may contact Thea Acosta at 0905-255-3800 or send an e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue: Rizal Mini Theater
About Ateneo ENTABLADO: Ateneo ENTABLADO (ENterteynment, para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan, at DiyOs) is the premier socio-political theater organization of the Ateneo de Manila University. Founded in 1983, the organization foregrounds the diverse and persisting realities that affect the nation, for the awareness of the Ateneo community and the society at large. Ateneo ENTABLADO was awarded the Most Outstanding Student Group and Most Outstanding Student project for Desaparesidos (2016) by the Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service in 2017.