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What is Love, Eurydice?

Eurydice is torn between her love for his Father and her Husband. (Photo from Tanghalang Pilipino)
Tanghalang Pilipino’s latest offering this love month is something unconventional to watch, as it takes on matters of love as deeper from the roots to the new love of your life, this is Eurydice, a play written by Sarah Ruhl translated in Filipino by Guelan Luarca.

Eurydice is under the Direction of Loy Arcenas, the acclaimed film maker behind Nino, Requeime and the forthcoming Ang Larawan, his takes on this production is composed a lot of imagery, imagining the two dimensions of the living and the dead.  He also handle in creating the set for this, and that elevator make up set in the center stage is a great installation in the play, it is impressive indeed along with water effect.

The story evolve around Eurydice new found love Orfeo, they get married and eventually fate bring Eurydice to the underworld and get reunited with his dead father, the man of her life try everything to win her back to the world they live in, but Eurydice decided to stay with his Father.

Playing the lead role as Eurydice is Lhorvie Nuevo, yes she does fit the role but somehow lacking in some characterization issues and the lack of chemistry with Marco Viana as Orfeo, but the father thing with Audie Gemora is good and convincing. Gemora as the father is great as it is, no more no less, and Viana is as good as well, his eyes express severely on the emotions he wants us the audience to feel.

But its a good show after all, even though its a heavy take on heart matters, the set is so new since they put it in the center stage along with the audience too in the Little Theater. The stone people as well as the God in the underworld add fun in the play too.
Eurydice and Orfeo (Photo by Tanghalang Pilipino)
Eurydice will run at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino until March 5, it open last Feb 17 with the following day and time schedules, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm only.  Tickets are at P1,500 and P1,000, you may contact Tanghalang Pilipino at 832.1125 locals 1620-21 or through Lorelie Celestino at 0915-607-2275. Tickets also available at Ticketworld.

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