For 39 years, Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory, the resident student theater organization of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, under the University Center for Culture and the Arts, continues to train and produce young artists. This year, the Apprentices Batch 2019-2020 will be having their culminating activity through The Maze Trilogy.
A trilogy production featuring original scripts — Wangwang, Coffee Break and Solo, to be livestreamed on March 5, 12 and 19, 2021 at 6:00PM respectively on PUP Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory’s Official Facebook page and YouTube account.
The Maze, composed of walls, dead ends and paths, an entrance and an exit represent our trials, choices, intentions, and goals. Streamlined, the Maze consists of three phases — Pagsubok, Paghinga at Paglutas which is presented in the following narratives.
Wangwang, written by Elijah Borres and directed by Angelica Biescas, is about an online group job interview gone wrong with the select residents of Tondo and their beloved barangay officials. It depicts the entrance to the maze in full confidence, passion, and a will to survive but was then faced with encumbrances.
Coffee Break, written by JR Ambol and directed by Elijah Borres, is a breather to the rough path that we are going through. Set in a webinar arranged by Ate Baby, former internet sweethearts, Jan and Andy, reunite on a chance encounter.
And lastly, a step to brave the doors and forge our own keys; Solo, written by Angelica Biescas and directed by Ace Pagkaliwangan, is about the confrontation of two tenants with their landladies. With the same unit but with different situations, Jenny and Hazel will take the matter onto their own hands.
The shows are free to stream and will last for 48 hours.
To know more about The Maze Trilogy, you can visit https://www.facebook.com/sininglahi.