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. It was written by Eugenio Deriada in English and translated in Filipino by Jim Bergamo. 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. The Riddle of the Sphinx is directed by Paul Jake Paule. Supporting the director Paule in bringing life to this simple yet very thought-provoking drama are Kimberly Somoza (Lights Designer), Jeffrey Camanag (Production Designer), Dianna Dancel (Costume Designer) and Rowena Jarito (Sound Designer).
The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play about two strangers exploring the diverse viewpoints regarding the intricacies of 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.
Performance Venue: 1701 The Little Room Upstairs
Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Ave. Quezon City
Dates: July 4, 11, 18, 25 (Saturday)
EXTENDED! August 8 & 9 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 3:00 pm/5:00 pm/7:00 pm
PERFORMANCE PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAYPEE MARISTAZA
"If these are the kinds of actors and the kinds of material that the company will be developing, it will surely have a bright future ahead." - FRIDA TAN, Theater Fans Manila
"This is indeed a very unique theater experience, for both the actors as well as the audience." - FRED HAWSON