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‘This is our time’: Theater orgs perform on stage for the first time since the pandemic 

‘This is our time’: Theater orgs perform on stage for the first time since the pandemic 

Culture
by SAMANTHA Z. ARGONZA THE CURTAINS have finally opened. Artistang Artlets (AA) and Mediartrix return on stage as they welcomed the juniors and sophomores to the university-wide Homecoming event.  This lauds their first live in-person performance since the pandemic happened.  The applause and drumbeats inside the Quadricentennial Pavilion (QPAV) last August 23rd muted the heavy spatter of rain.  Gleaming with the spotlight, the performers stood on the platform as the ocean of lights surrounded them like waves as if it was a cordial greeting solely meant for them. The homecoming “It’s unbelievable because we did not expect it,” Alea Loquinario, a performer from AA said.  She said that it was a huge leap for their organization to be invited to the event as they were used...
Alunsina: Live to Empower

Alunsina: Live to Empower

Literary
By ISABELL ANDREA M. PINE KNOWING one’s purpose in this world helps one change for the better. Performed in the Albertus Magnus building and produced by Mediartrix, Alunsina is a musical written by Rachel Hester and Marty Agustin and directed by Monica Divino. It retells the Visayan myth of Tungkung Langit and Alunsina and adds a twist by mixing the modern era and the folklore through playing with the idea of deities living and interacting with people on earth. The story begins with the impending danger brought by the evil god known as Panlinugon who starts causing natural disasters around the world and is planning to raise chaos in the Philippines through corrupt means. The deities above, who are losing their powers because of the slow deterioration of the people’s belief i...
Hexenringe: A Trip Into the Dark

Hexenringe: A Trip Into the Dark

Literary
By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES EVIL IS a natural force that can easily be bred, propagated, and cultured. It finds its roots from the deepest and darkest regions of a person’s identity. It is synonymous to Midas’ touch—destroying everything that comes to its way. Despite that, evil is weak. With enough force, it is something that can be extracted and driven away. Staged at the Albertus Magnus Auditorium from Feb. 1 to 10, Hexenringe, Mediartrix’s first minor production for the semester, tackles the cultivation of evil and how it is something so dark and powerful that it can ultimately consume a person. Hexenringe tells the story of Joshua (Maynee Singson), a medical student who tries to make up for being an absentee boyfriend by agreeing to accompany his girlfriend, Arwen (Mo...