'Lam-ang,' 5 other Tanghalang Pilipino productions to be streamed on iWant


Posted at May 26 2020 12:33 PM | Updated as of May 27 2020 07:29 PM

'Lam-ang,' 5 other Tanghalang Pilipino productions to be streamed on iWant 1
JC Santos (center) stars in he ethno-epic musical "Lam-ang." Erickson Dela Cruz

MANILA -- (UPDATED) The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) will stream six theater productions on ABS-CBN's iWant from June 12 to July 12, the group clarified on Wednesday.

TP initially announced on Monday that it will stream from May 30 to June 30.

The program has now been dubbed "Pantawid ng Tanghalan."


We've found a better schedule to celebrate our pride as Filipinos. In celebration of our 122 years of our independence, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino, through IWant, will stream six of the most memorable TP productions from June 12- July 12! “Pantawid ng Tanghalan,” a fundraising project, aims to seek help for Tanghalang Pilipino to be able to sustain its commitment to providing the public with artistically excellent and socially relevant productions even during this pandemic. You can help us by donating through scanning our BPI QR code seen on our public materials or through depositing to the details below: BPI Account Name: Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc. Savings Account Number: 3131-0387-46 Bank Branch: BPI - Harrison Plaza GCash Gcash Number: 0915-5438933 You can also donate through KTX, ABS-CBN’s ticketing platform. Click here to donate: https://bit.ly/KTXPantawidNgTanghalan #PantawidNgTanghalan #PansamanTanghalan #TanghalangPilipino #UtakPusoBayan

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Among the theater shows to be streamed on iWant is "Lam-Ang," which reimagines the folk epic "Biag ni Lam-ang." The 2019 ethno-epic musical is top-billed by JC Santos and directed by Fitz Bitana and Marco Viaña.

Also part of the lineup is the fourth run of "Mabining Mandirigma" staged last September 2019. The steampunk musical, which depicts the heroism of Apolinario Mabini, also features international star Monique Wilson. 

TP, CCP, and iWant will also be streaming three local productions of Shakespeare plays. 

These include "Coriolano," which tells the story of a legendary Roman soldier who turned into a befallen tyrant; "Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw," an adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; and "Der Kaufmann," which is adapted from "The Merchant of Venice."

Completing the roster is "Sandosenang Sapatos," a children's story written by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan and adapted for the stage by Layeta Bucoy. 

Check out TP's announcement below: