CAST: Ces Aldaba and Ermie Concepcion
WRITTEN BY: Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio
DIRECTED BY: Roeder Camanag
Tag-ani is a part of a trilogy written by Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio, it is a “Tragicomedy” that features 2 characters in their 70’s who tries to rekindle the joys of love and being in love. The twist in its ending is a piercing truth that resonates the tragedy of those who have fully experienced love and have lost it and those who have never experienced love at all.
Tag-ani is an interesting story that celebrates love and the idea of being in love in a very odd at the same time fascinating way. In its tale, the power of love to bring meaning to one’s existence is highlighted. The interplay of flirtatious imagery embedded in the poetic lines, mischievous choices of the characters and the vintage courtship dynamics make each moment of the play very compelling.
This play according to Director Roeder Camañag is Artist Playground’s way of honoring and saluting the efforts and contribution of veteran actors who have devoted their lives to their craft through setting up a performance venue where the full intensity of its spot light is entirely theirs, where every line uttered and movement made are all about them rediscovering the reason why they have committed their lives to their art. Through the wit and wisdom of two veteran actors, Ermie Concepcion and Ces Aldaba the audience will be treated to a fun experience, I had a great time working with them surely the audience will too, says director Camañag.
August 22-23, 29-30 (Saturday and Sunday)
Press & Blogger Preview
August 22 - 3pm (Saturday)
"Artist's Playground is the only company out there now who can bring us these little-known yet precious nostalgic gems out from their storage chest for us to appreciate." - FRED HAWSON
"Dahil sa ganda na nagmumula sa isang simpleng pagtatanghal, hindi katakataka na nagkaroon pa ng isang linggong dagdag sa pagtatanghal ang Tag-Ani. Kudos!" - ARNIE ALESNA
“Tag-Ani” says so much, for a play so short. Ermie Concepcion and Ces Aldaba performed with such heart and humor+ that you’re left wanting more– more of their hilarity, chemistry, and for lack of a better word, adorableness. You’re going to laugh, and you might even cry. But what you can’t do, is miss this lovely show. - NIKKI FRANCISCO, THEATER FANS MANILA
"Experience made the production shine as veteran actors Ermie Concepcion and Ces Aldaba are directed by yet another veteran, Roeder Camanag." - SAUL DE JESUS