2 Stage Plays Every Theatre Buff Should See Live Before the Year Ends

Theater and stage acting is an art form that many people are a fond of in the Philippine art scene. There is so much to see when you embark on a theatrical journey, several compelling stories adapted and internalized on several stages all over the world has created quite an impact on people all and not just theater geeks.

Whether you’re performing or watching, the effect of stage acting is the same on every person; it’s an out of body experience for everyone. The local art scene and Philippine theater companies hold several local productions all over Manila. These stage plays are drawn from a variety of stories and inspiring events that make stage acting quite the entertainment source.

Awaken your inner thespian and make the most out of the last three months of 2018 by catching some of these great stage productions live. From comedy, drama, suspense and what not, these plays have yet to show you the majesty of theater arts in the Philippines.

2 Stage Plays to Catch Before 2018 Ends


When: September 22 – October 7, 2018

Where: Power Mac Center Spotlight, Level 2 Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati

Local production companies in Manila including The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical collaborate to give its audiences a locally adapted theater experience by Duncan Macmillan. This year, Lungs will be brought to the Philippine stage from September 22 to October 7, 2018.

Lungs is a 90 minute, 2-man play that is rich with dialogue on the struggles of relationships, family, and legacy. It stars Sab Jose and Jake Cuenca is known for their works on Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! and Blood Sisters respectively. Lungs is Cuenca’s theatrical debut and it will be directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan.


When: November 25, 2018 (8:00pm)

Where: Globe Auditorium, BGC Performing Arts Theater, Maybank BGC Arts Center, Taguig City

Due to the war that took over Marawi City in Mindanao, the rude awakening it brings Philippine society has transpired. Taking a stand for what is right and fighting for the injustices of the victims and marginalized are core to move forward as a society.

Twin Bill Theater presents a fund-raising play called Disgrace, a collaborative and enthralling stage reading by award-winning play Ayad Akhtar. Proceeds from this production event will go to the rehabilitation efforts of Marawi City.

You don’t have to be a Theater Buff to be entertained

Theater productions and the local arts are a booming industry in the Philippines. The versatility and variety in performances garner quite the following from local and international audiences. You don’t have to be a total theater nerd to understand be enthralled by stage performances, all you have to do is show up and support the human endeavor of storytelling. Check these local stage productions before seats run out!

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