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PETA combats the stigma of HIV/AIDS through art

THE Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is closing its 52nd season with the Acting on HIV campaign.

Post-election messages of patriotism told through the kundiman

AN ARTIST’S work is inspired by many things. It may be his environment, the events in his community, or his personal experiences. For playwright Floy Quintos, current events in his country inspired the creation of what he previously said would be his “swan song.”

Popular culture and political theater

CHAROT” is gay slang, one of the many fluid terms generated by popular lingo, often used as an interjection to express the flimsy nature of a statement and to which the appropriate response should be... charot, or char, its abbreviated expression. The word has permeated popular culture such that in television, radio, and social media, the term is used with impunity.

More int’l acts in 5th improv fest

FOR its fifth year, the biennial Manila Improv Festival will feature 58 improv acts from all over the world, performing from March 27 to March 31 at the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater Center in Quezon City.

Charot isn’t joking

FILIPINO slang that means “just kidding,” the word “charot” is conveniently used to lighten things up and make them fun with the aim of reducing serious discussions into jokes. But PETA’s new political show Charot will take matters seriously.

A very full theatrical calendar

LAST YEAR’s theater scene was lively and jampacked. This year is shaping up to be just the same, if not more.

Trumperte: comedy is political

MELANIA and Donald Trump will be visiting the Philippines on Oct. 26 and 27.

PETA’s State of the Nation

THE PHILIPPINE Educational Theater Association (PETA) is devoting its 51st season to shows that tackle the current state of the nation: the extrajudicial killings, the rise of trolls and fake news, and historical revisionism, among other topics.

Saving the Pasig River through an arts program

A NUMBER OF arts activities are scheduled in six cities of Metro Manila until December as an initiative to raise awareness of the need to rehabilitate the Pasig River.

Rak of Aegis returns with new cast members

FIVE seasons and 300 shows since it first opened in 2013, Rak of Aegis returns to the stage when Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) presents the latest iteration on June 20 to Sept. 2.

Death, and then the laundry

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review ’Night, Mother Presented by PETA Ongoing until March 18 PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, QC “AFTER ENLIGHTENMENT, the laundry, “ is...

Of depression and expression

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Reporter Theater Review ’Night Mother Presented by PETA Feb. 2 to March 18, Fridays to Sundays The PETA Theater Center,No.5 Eymard Drive, New...

New Year, new shows

WITH THE NEW YEAR comes new shows and encores to the delight of theater fans. Here are some of the plays, musicals, ballets, and...

PETA’s ’Night Mother invites audience to have a ‘real’ talk

JESSIE wants to end her life, and she’ll do it tonight using her father’s gun. Jessie (played by Eugene Domingo) has told her mother...

PETA’s Ang Buhay ni Galileo returns to Fort Santiago

THE OPEN THEATER in Fort Santiago hosted PETA’s plays in the 1990s. A live horse ran from the entrance to the stage in Virginia...

PETA holds festival on bringing art to daily life

OVER THE last 50 years of its existence, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) has been staging successful commercial shows like Care Divas, Rak of...

Ghosts of Martial Law Past, and Present

By Joseph L. Garcia Theater Review A Game of Trolls Presented by PETA September PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City Sept. 2 to 28, with 3 pm matinees on Fridays,...

Trolling the troll

TO GET and sustain the youths’ attention, PETA’s musical production Game of Trolls, incorporates all things millennial: rap battles, an LED-light party, a love...

Care Divas are back with more laughs, new faces

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THE DIVAS are back in Tel Aviv — or on the PETA stage, rather — to bring more laughs and...

Lola Basyang reminds us of our values

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Theater Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang Presented by PETA Sept. 27 to 29 Star Theater, Star City, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City IT HAS...

Heavyweight champ David Haye takes jab at meat industry for PETA

MANILA — Heavyweight boxing champion David Haye stars in a PETA Asia campaign promoting “the knockout power of vegan meals”, the region’s People for...

Keeping the kids busy this summer

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman It is alarming that kids these days belong to “the most sedentary generation in history.” So said Sam Kass,...

Postmodern cautionary tale

By Johanna D. Poblete Theater Review 3 Stars and a Sun Feb. 4 to March 6 Tuesdays to Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 3 and 8 p.m. PETA Phinma...

Scream and shout

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman MOST local horror booths are funny rather than scary (or perhaps I am only trying hard to appear brave)....