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A Review on ‘Ubu Roi’


The following texts are lifted from the review I wrote about ‘Haring Ubu’, a Filipino adaptation of French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry’s ‘Ubu Roi’.

BWW Reviews: HARING UBU, A Filipino Adaptation of ‘Ubu Roi’

The four cast members--Rence Aviles, Alice Gonzales, Gabo Tolentino, and Rose Camacho with Joey Ting, their director.

The four cast members–Rence Aviles, Alice Gonzales, Gabo Tolentino, and Rose Camacho with Joey Ting, their director. Photograph by Erickson Dela Cruz

MANILA, Philippines–Dulaang UP, together with UP Dulaang Laboratoryo, brings to the stage HARING UBU, a Filipino adaptation of French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry’s “Ubu Roi,” a precursor to the Theater of the Absurd and surrealism, at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University of the Philippines (UP).

Written by Allan Palileo, based on the English translation by Cyril Connolly and Simon Watson Taylor, HARING UBU, directed by Joey Ting, features senior theater arts students Rence Aviles, Rose Camacho, Alice Gonzales, and Gabo Tolentino.

The play tells the story of revolutionary Tata Ubu, who kills the King and most of the members of the royal family. The Queen then dies, prompting the ghost of the King to get revenge. Meanwhile, Ubu kills more people and takes money from them. Ubu’s henchman Heneral Eb’ak, on the other hand, is thrown into jail; but he escapes and persuades the former emperor’s cousin Haring Magiting to wage war against the rebel leader.

Among its four actors, Tolentino, who plays the role of Tata Ubu, as well as three other roles–Kara, Kruz, and Heneral–is most outstanding. He delivers a competent performance from start to finish. He also possesses an incredible stage presence and the rare total package.

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