A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment. Such prohibitions are present in virtually all societies. The word has been somewhat expanded in the social sciences to strong prohibitions relating to any area of human activity or custom that is sacred or forbidden based on moral judgment and religious beliefs. Breaking a taboo" is usually considered objectionable by society in general, not merely a subset of a culture. – Wikipedia
|FEU Theater Guild's Curtain Call for Usapang X|
Usapang X, a play, is a Far Eastern University Theater Guild production written and directed by Dudz Teraña. It is a UP Curtain Call Award-winning piece which is humorous and has a refreshing view of what real people do inside the comfort of their bathrooms. Tackling topics ranging from homosexuality to cheating, Usapang X will make you feel the pressures of society and make you realize that maybe the toilet is the only place to escape that.
I was lucky enough to watch it as part of #FringeMNL Arts Festival. SDA Black Box Theater was full house for its February 23, 8pm show. Some of the audience were requested to sit on the floor just to accommodate them. Base on my research, Usapang X is one of the most controversial plays that FEU Theater Guild has been staged. No wonder why it has been tagged as such after watching the whole presentation.
I am impressed with how these young actors and actresses portrayed each scene given them very delicate topics. Thank you to the ever genius Dudz Teraña for voicing out and sharing his perspective to everyone. Although some of the scenes were predictable, the writer uses it as its advantage making the piece more relatable. I was laughing my ass off most of the time. Commendation goes to performers on these scenes:
1. Letter of Reactions with textmate
2. Tikbalang, Duwende, 10-20
3. Student Council
4. Single Pa Din
5. Good Day Restaurant
6. Kainin ang Saging
Sharing you some of the photos grabbed from others who watch the show:
This will make sense of course after you watch Usapang X. So if you haven’t seen it, you MUST! For those who already did, what’s your favorite scene?
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