Ever since we had the problems with the Teatro Pilipinas website and are waiting for hosting transfers and redesign and so on and so forth, I have not really been into the theater scene. I went to UP yesterday though with Lia to file my reimbursement forms and get my cheque from the Cashier’s Office and I was told previews were last night and tonight. I could have stayed yesterday to watch last night’s show but I had my daughter with me.

So tonight I am on my way in a bit to watch.

Before I go, here are a few details about this show.

The first run of the play extended due to popular demand back in 2008 and received nominations for Best Musical Production and Best Director at the 21st Aliw Awards. It also garnered numerous praise and commendations from renowned critics and artists.

Baltazar’s Orosman at Zafira tackles the rivalry for power in the kingdom of the tribes of Marruecos, Duquela, and Tedenst. Amidst these warring tribes, Orosman and Zafira find love.

This adaptation includes in its roster of casts bright and promising actors in the persons of Delphine Buencamino, Tasy Garrucha, Jerson Lafuente, Joel Molina, Reuben Uy, Jean Judith Javier, Tao Aves, Roeder Camanag, Kevin Concepcion, Gabs Santos, Acey Aguilar, JM De Guzman, Jacinta Remulla, Natasha Cabrera, Jules Dela Paz, Ronnie Martinez and the Dulaang UP Ensemble.

Comprising the artistic team are Production Designer Tuxqs Rutaquio; Lights Designer John Ilao Batalla; Dramaturges Anril Tiatco, Katte Sabate and Patrick Valera; Accessories Designer Paolo Rodriguez; Photographer Jojit Lorenzo; Assistant Director Mara Marasigan and Associate Choreographer Via Antonio.

Orosman at Zafira will run from August 11-29 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City from Wednesdays to Fridays at 7pm and at 10am and 3pm during weekends. For tickets, please contact Cherry at 09177500107, or the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.