Following the recent success of “Madaling Araw,” Dulaang Rock Opera Company (Dulaang ROC) will be staging yet another major production that will highlight Filipino culture and values in the play Ang Inspektor.
Since 1989, UA&P’s Dulaang ROC has always been committed to promoting the Filipino culture, language, and literature through the stage. True enough, they’ve partnered with UA&P Kultura, the institutional subunit that handles artistic and cultural activities, as they put on a local take on Nikolai Gogol’s “Inspector General” without deviating far from the text.
Originally written in Russian, the script was translated to Filipino by Palanca Award-winner Christian Vallez. Together with director and Dulaang ROC’s alumnus, Joseph Noel Parcon, the audience is guaranteed to leave the laughter-filled theater with new social insights and perspectives.
This full-length play tells the audience about the extent of what one can do, going to lengths such as deception and manipulation to hide the ugly truth from coming out. The government officials of San Pedro are alarmed at the news that an inspector is coming to town. Unfortunately, they mistake someone else as the inspector. Each government official bribes him and lends him money, and he, in turn, abuses these “kind acts.” Upon collecting a decent amount of money, leaving the officials with almost nothing, he leaves, leaving them to think they are in the clear. But just when they thought they were safe, the real inspector arrives, and all is too late.
Ang Inspektor will begin its run on February 24 until March 15 at the University of Asia and The Pacific’s Dizon Auditorium. Ticket prices are as of follows: Regular – Php 400.00; UA&P Students, Faculty, and Staff – Php 200.00, UA&P Alumni – Php 350.00. For more information, you may visit Dulaang ROC’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dulaangroc.