The Kundiman Party, More Meaningful The Second Time Around

Published · Friday, May 03, 2019 05:06 PM

Acclaimed as one the most meaningful and relevant original Filipino plays in recent times, Floy Quintos’ “THE KUNDIMAN PARTY” comes to the PETA THEATER CENTER for limited run starting May 24.

The play, directed by Dexter M. Santos was first produced by the UP Playwright’s Theater in 2018.  It was hailed by critics and audiences alike for the seamless weaving of our  timeless Kundiman art songs into a plot that involved discontented millennials and Social Media, EJKs and other current political and social issues.

Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino as Maestra Adela

Equally notable were the performances of the fine ensemble led by Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino as Maestra Adela, a reclusive voice teacher whose latent nationalism is awakened . Together with Frances Makil-Ignacio, Stella Cañete-Mendoza, Jenny Jamora and Missy Maramara as Adela’s close circle of Titas, the cast painted a portrait of contemporary Pinoy society that was both poignant as well as wildly entertaining.

Frances Makil-Ignacio as Tita Mayen

Stella Canete-Mendoza as Tita Helen

Jenny Jamora as Tita Mitch

Missy Maramara is Tita Mitch

By the time the revival opens at the PETA Theater this year, a crucial national election will have taken place, an election that for many will determine the course of the current national struggle. 

Whatever the results of this political exercise, the creators of the show believe this: That the outcome of the elections will be the start of a greater struggle, the beginning  of a new chapter in the fight to regain our national dignity. Thus, “The Kundiman Party” and all that it stands for will be more relevant than ever. 

Rica Nepomuceno as Melissa

Miah Canton as Antoinette

Gabby Paguirigan as Ludwig

Boo Gabunada as Bobby

It seems most meaningful that “The Kundiman Party” is being  revived at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. PETA has long served as a vital venue for meaningful and relevant original Filipino works. “The Kundiman Party” cast and creators are thankful to have been offered the chance to collaborate with this dynamic institution of Philippine Theater.

show dates: 

May 24 to June 2, 2019. Please see contact details for the Showbuyers’:

May 24, 8pm - Carmela Pangilinan | 09178900050

May 25, 3pm - Denise Nayve/Ticket2Me | 09176601714

May 25, 8pm - Fe Canton | 09989818696

May 26, 3pm - Denise Nayve/Ticket2Me | 09176601714

May 26, 8pm - Denise Nayve/Ticket2Me | 09176601714

May 30, 8pm - Waya Araos |  09209890227

May 31, 8pm - Alejandro Santos |  09399257499

June 1, 3pm - The Julia Buencamino Project | 09177012489

June 1, 8pm - Marvin Olaes |  09175336267

June 2, 3pm - Micheangelo de Leon Alvarez |  09178316480

June 2, 8pm - Denise Nayve/Ticket2Me | 09176601714

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