Ateneo Theater Arts Seniors 2008 Floy Quintos' FLUID


The Ateneo de Manila University Theater Arts Seniors 2008 presents a new production of Fluid, as the fundraising project for their creative thesis showcase which will be staged on November. The play runs for three weeks starting August 30 at the Fine Arts Studio Theater, Loyola School, Ateneo de Manila University.

Art is center-stage in this Palanca-winning full-length play by celebrated playwright/director, Floy Quintos. This play is given a fresh twist as a young cast of actors steps in to relive this shining moment in Philippine theater.

Art brings together the lives of three couples as they grapple for a life of compromise. Amir is a talented painter on the fringes of a breakdown when he meets Mira, a rich art collector, who challenges him and his belief in art. Jom and Alben are struggling theater actors debating on the struggle between high art and popular art while trying to make their relationship work. Renata is the coordinator for an orchestra whose passion for “real art” drives the domineering events coordinator, Simone, crazy in a series of wacky affairs.

At the opening of Amir’s one-man-show, all discover true art in the midst of a pandemonium that looks into hypocrisy and the awakening of exhausted creative spirits.

Heading an all-Atenean cast is Missy Maramara who plays the worldly art collector, Mira Albano, alternating with Jasmine Mendiola and Pia Bonalos. Paolo Galia and Jio Javier alternate as Amir Montano, a struggling painter. Alben and Jom, two theater actors, are played by alternates JJ Ignacio and Nikko Atienza, and alternates Gerauld Rivera and RX 93.1 DJ, Jake de Leon, respectively. The playful events coordinator, Simone, is played by Jorja Hung, Diega Villanueva and Jean Pierre Reniva while Trency Caga-anan gives life to Philharmonic coordinator, Renata.

The playwright also directs the play with the set design of Monica Sebial and costumes design of Mahar Mangahas. Voltaire de Jesus handles the lights.

Framed within the context of sex, love, money, commerce and power, witness the three couples’ game of Art and Compromise at the Fine Arts Studio Theater (G-306), 3rd floor Gonzaga Hall, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University on August 30-31, September 1-2, 4-9, and 11-16, at 7pm with additional 2pm shows on Saturdays and Sundays. For inquiries, contact 0920-5574558 or the Fine Arts Program at 426-6001 loc. 5331.



Jean Pierre Mitchell T. Reniva
AB Psychology '07 / BFA Theater Arts '08
Ateneo de Manila University

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