By Nickie Wang
South Metro residents need not to go far just to have good theater experience because a new theater company dedicated to providing quality productions has opened its doors.
Theater Down South is dedicated to residents of Parañaque, Alabang, Las Piñas and points further down (such as Cavite, Laguna, etc.). With most of their performances happening at the Insular Life Theater, Alabang, the company hopes to foster a theater going habit among the communities in the area by bringing great shows closer to home. Previous productions have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Treasure Island and Rapunzel.
“There’s no enough theater in the South. Residents have to brave the traffic travelling all the way to Makati or in Quezon City to watch theater performances,” said the company’s artistic director Michael Williams.
Williams added that one of the main goals of Theater Down South is to create and promote theater habit among the youths.
This season, the company adds two musicals to its repertoire. In August, The Princess and the Red Carp, an original musical based on the Chinese version of the Cinderella story, will be staged. In September, Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will have its run.