YR 47 Issue 1 2011
AA stages ‘Hakbang’
By JERICHO LESTER M. VARGAS
The other play, Huling Ensayo Para Sa Iyo, was created by another Palanca award winner Njel de Mesa. Its plot depicts the story of a lover who prepared and practiced for his girlfriend’s birthday surprise only to be caught off-guard with the inevitable turn of events that followed.
According to Hakbang Director Sherina Mae Inza-Cruz, the two-part play was entitled Hakbang to symbolize the closer interaction they tried to establish with the audience. “We chose the title Hakbang because we wanted to take a step toward the hearts and minds of the audience,” said Cruz.
AA already used this kind of staging before as shown in Anatomiya ng Pag-ibig and Fin. F
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IN AN attempt to bring the Arts and Letters (Artlets) community closer and more involved to theatrical performances, the Artistang Artlets (AA), the Faculty’s official theater guild, staged a two-part play entitled Hakbang at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium last November.
The two plays showcased in Hakbang include Taguan sa Puntod ni Elena and Huling Ensayo Para Sa Iyo.
According to AA Artistic Director Jihad Mambuay, both plays made use of the concept of tension that pertains to “the relationship between two actors, between the actors and audience, and how it eventually branches out into conflict.”
Written by Palanca award winner Layeta Bucoy, Taguan sa Puntod ni Elena is a tragic story that revolves among siblings who are trapped in their own “made-up happiness” while seeking the love and attention of a real family.