In its 42nd Theatre Season, Dulaang UP brings to stage Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-Buo, Rody Vera’s Filipino translation of Eimear McBride’s haunting novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. The play is based on Annie Ryan’s adaptation, originally staged by The Corn Exchange Theatre Company in 2014.
Skyzx Labastilla, Missy Maramara, and Opaline Santos alternate as The Girl in a solo-performance of the harrowing piece that tells the tragic story of a Girl plagued by the appalling iniquities of sexual abuse and power. Bringing to light pressing issues on gender and mental health, DUP is partnering with the UP Diliman (UPD) College of Social Work and Community Development, the UPD Gender Office, and the UPD Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment. This powerful piece on gender and mental health is also part of the UPD’s Kat(h)awan: Bodies, Society, Culture, the campus wide celebration of the National Arts Month.
The Philippine premiere of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Ang Dalagita’y ‘sang Bagay Na Di-buo) is directed by José Estrella and presented through the Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd.
The play opens on 21 February and will run until 11 March (Wednesdays to Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm) at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd Floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.