Short Acts I
Song of Sisa
Adapted by Larry Leopoldo from Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere
Directed by Levi Aliposa
Song of Sisa is a story of a colonized mind embodied in Dona Consolacion, a gaudy social climber who whips the wits out of Sisa, a deranged native woman who sings a nocturnal song about a mother’s love for her child.
Written by Felix Racelis | Directed by Louie Sison & Giau Truong
Rikka and Dawn are an ideal lesbian couple or so they thought. Rikka wants to get pregnant while Dawn wants to have sex change surgery. As they assert their positions on what they want in life, the two confront the meaning of family, career and relationship.
Meet the Family
Written by Thelma Virata de Castro | Directed by Daisy Castro
John and Mary are an affluent family of great wine and fancy cuisine. But underneath the surface of this quaint middle class façade is a rebellious daughter who questions the very foundation on which their status quo is grounded.
Written and directed by Louie Pascasio
Marco and Denise are best friends. Marco’s wedding to Jeff is coming up in two weeks and Denise has not made her rsvp. Marco visits Denise to inquire about what’s happening with her friend and a whole litany of unspoken insights and emotions unravel putting their friendship in closer scrutiny.
Written by Larry Leopoldo | Directed by John Ola
Paprika and Pilar are having an affair. After a night of passion at Paprika’s basement, they reassess their relationship and just when Pilar decides to leave, Penelope, Paprika’s wife sees her. Denying what was obvious to Penelope’s consternation, Pilar reveals that she is Paprika’s secretary.
Looking for Darna
Written and Directed by Lani Montreal
Sari is a young girl who struggles to face the consequences of abuse. Christina, her hardworking mother hounds her for her meandering ways while her Lola flashes back and forth to a grueling recollection of violence in the hands of Japanese soldiers. The Philippines’ local wonder woman, Darna, comes to their rescue and forces them to face reality.
- Insight Arts, Chicago
Oct 19 – 27, 2006