by Vince Baroña, Class 2018
UP College of Medicine Class 2019 bagged first prize in Mediscene 2017: Hero, held last March 17th 2017 at the PGH Science Hall from 630 pm to 1130 pm. Hosted by the UP Medicine Student Council, heroism was the theme of this year’s much-awaited annual theater competition.
Ventrilokiya AF, the production of UPCM Class 2019, took first place with its modern twist on well-known Filipino heroes. Second prize went to Class 2021’s Demonyo Man May Langit Din, that tackled the often violent issue of land reform. Finally, second runner-up was Class 2023’s Si Mabait, an engaging tribute to the little guys whose heroic sacrifices for science are often overlooked.
by Joshua Vincent Baroña, Class 2018
The lights dim as a litany of modern images are projected on the backdrop, introducing Verona in the city of Manila, a city of drugs, lust, and love, love, love. A swirling haze of shadows, fog, and flailing limbs opens Dulaang UP’s (DUP) first offering for its 40th theater season. #R bills itself as a “multimedia hallucination” on Shakespeare’s tragedy of star-crossed lovers and it does not disappoint.
Catch the remaining shows on September 9 to 13 at the Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP Diliman.