It was more than a month ago when some kids from TaBaK-Baguio (Tanghalang Bayan ng Kabataan sa Baguio) asked for my script of Hello Philippines. Na-excite naman ako na may mga nagkainterest pang muling isadula itong isa sa mga pinakamamahal kong naisulat na dula, (musical pa, pero sa ganoong aspeto, jam-jam lang tayo). Nakatutuwa rin ang kanilang mga publicity material na tuwing nakikita ko sa facebook ay hindi ko mapigilang hindi i-share sa mga daibigan kong dating gumanap sa Hello Philippines. ito ang ilan.
“Hello Philippines” will run from February 29 to March 2 all at 7pm at the CSS AVR, (I have no idea kung saang CSS AVR ito pero go lang). Taking the characters of Berna Elsa Anton Toni Brichi Tiffany are Steph Habla, Plarlene Valentos, Jayvee Nasol, Melissa Campos, Gio Potes and Janry Puyo respectively. Vicky will be played by Tabitha Magistrado.
Pero para mas maraming kaalaman ukol sa dulang ito, some trivia muna tayo.
Ang “Hello Philippines!” ay unang inihandog ng The UP Repertory Company Alumni Association and the UP Repertory Company presents noong 2009. At noong hinigan sila ng synopsis para sa marketing ng dula, ito ang kanilang sinabi,
Hello Philippines, a one act musical, is a humorous take on call center culture. Team leader Tiffany tells five agents from his team that one of them is going to get axed. The twist, however, is that he will leave that decision to the five agents. So now, it’s up to ex-tibak Anton, clueless rich girl Berni, the slutty Toni, the probinsyanong Brichi, and the overly religious Elsa to do whatever it takes to keep their jobs. Whatever it takes.
Hello Philippines is viciously funny and holds nothing sacred as it skewers the “call center lifestyle”, a life cycle born out of fast money and desperation, shifting body clocks, and too much coffee, beer, and cigarettes. It attempts to put into perspective all the sacrifices one makes to stay in such an environment, albeit in an entertaining manner.
Mula ito sa kanilang Multiply Site, noong uso pa ang Multiply.
Para sa mga taga TaBaK-Baguio enjoy the play and break a leg!
Sa mga hindi naman, guys nood tayo! Anu ba naman yung isang sakay lang naman yung venue.
(Siya Nga Pala, manonood kami ni Hasmin sa March 2)