The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila in cooperation with Intramuros Administration presents a Dramatis Personae production of the iconic Czech playwright Karel Capek’s parody on fascism, The White Plague, on Nov. 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. with 4 p.m. matinees on Nov.29 and 30 at the Casa Blanca, Cabildo St., Intramuros.
Reimagined as The Plague with adaptation and direction by Lito Casaje, choreography by Joey Alvarado, lights design by Nick Tulayan, and costumes by Lito Perez, this contemporary theatre piece features Jonathan Montes, Cholo Ledesma, Ranzhel Aganan, Raymond de Leon, Lito Casaje, Shane Magdayao, Marielle Guevarra, Maika Razon, Denise Blanco Elison, Erika Cammayo, Alvin John Vito, Greg Quindala, and Manu Respall, a.k.a., Mr. Speaks.
Set in a parallel universe where anything is virtually possible, The Plague is about man’s relentless albeit impossible quest for utopia.
A wily, ambitious and self-absorbed physician, a nuclear missile manufacturer, and a war freak dictator conspire to wreak a global war amid the contagion of a yellow plague unstoppably annihilating people.
A well-intentioned doctor discovers the cure and is about to perform his good deed but setting a condition: that in order for one to be healed, one must make a sincere effort or at least express intention to stop the outbreak of war.
This first-come-first served free admission political satire is also supported by Barbara’s Intramuros, De La Salle University Literature Department, DLSU Culture and Arts Office, Camp Suki, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.