Tag-Ani, a theater review.
|Actors Ces Aldaba and Ermie Concepcion.|
As soon as we arrived on the venue, me and my friend where greeted by a friendly usher handing us a copy of the plays’ synopsis and press release write-ups with a delectable pica-pica to savor with.
By the way the title of the play was Tag-ani written by Amelia Lapeña - Bonifacio, directed by Roeder Camañag. Ces Aldaba and Ermie Concepcion plays the two main character of the story. I never heard of this story nor its writer, so I tried to read the synopsis to have a glimpse of what this stage play all about. It’s a tragic comedy that features 2 characters in their 70’s who tries to rekindle the joys love and being in love with a little twist in its ending. The word “twist in its ending” tip to my mind. I wonder what the ending would be?
As the play starts I was blown away by the two main actors, they where actually on their late years of their life. I started to say at the back of my mind that this will be the longest boring 40 minutes of my life, I don’t like old actors. So! As the play starts running, I was demeaned of what I have said to myself a while ago. The story was extremely good and the actors who portrays the role genuinely captures the “Kilig Moment” when you are insanely in Love and at the same time makes you laugh as they make those adlib against the other character.
To be honest I never watched stage plays before. I am a bit pessimist about relating my feelings on whatever message a play tries to convey. I always regard movies as a perfect entertainment platform. I never thought of stage plays can utterly maneuver my imaginations and emotions until I watched this classic Tag-Ani tragic comedy stage play last August 29,2015.
|The Cast and Crew of Tag-Ani.|
Texts by Alvin Palanca
Photos by Evo Joel Contrivida.