This is a one-act play in Filipino. I experimented on this one. This may be difficult to enact on stage because the setting requires two (very large) screens that simulate two computer monitors which the main character uses in the entire duration of the play. In those screens the audience get to see the other characters in the play and read the messages that are being exchanged. Those messages that the characters send to one another should be very readable because they are essential in making the audience understand what’s going on in the play.

This play shows how people use the social networking sites when they are in the confines of their rooms… how people use the cyberspace as their stage for their personal dramas.

For a change, this play attempts to add another angle to the famous “love triangle” to make it a “love quadrangle.”

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Ito po ay isang dula na may isang yugto. Maituturing kong eksperimental ang isang ito. Medyo siguro mahirap itong i-enact sa stage dahil kaylangan ang dalawang malaking screen na kunwari ay dalawang computer monitors na ginagamit ng isang tauhan sa dula. Sa dalawang monitor makikita ang iba pang mga tauhan at mababasa ang palitan ng mga messages.

Sa dulang ito’y gusto ko sanang ipakita kung paano tayo gumamit ng mga social networking sites habang tayo’y nasa loob ng mga kwarto natin… at kung ano-ano ba ang mga drama natin sa buhay na cyberspace ang nagsisilbi nating entablado.

Maiba naman tayo ng kaunti… dagdagan natin ng isang angulo ang “love triangle”… gawin nating “love quadrangle.”

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Teacher-Writer Hardpen is my nom de plume. My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?" I don't write for rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories or essays, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. The happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my rewards. When I teach, I don't work but I play. The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on November 2, 2017, in Drama, Dula, Dulang May Isang Yugto, One-act Play and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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