Here’s a virtual theater show you can watch for free this Christmas

Published December 17, 2020, 10:11 AM

by John Legaspi

Theatre Titas are the aunties we need this holiday season

We may not practice it that much, but watching theatrical productions is one of the best ways to spend the holidays. You get to breathe in culture, be entertained by local talents, have an experience you could only get from being in the moment in a play. And that is what Theatre Titas is wrapping for us this Christmas—the gift of theater.

The local production company has join forces with their hijos and hijas at S.E.L. Productions as they present their first dive into the new medium of online theater with the show “Sinong Mag-aadjust?”.

Inspired by the current norm in the live events industry, “Sinong Mag-aadjust?” takes full advantage of the social media platform and brings three short plays devised specifically to be performed and seen on screen. 

The first play, dubbed Stages, is an examination of the duality of the grieving process from the eyes of both the bereaved and the deceased written by Mickey Martinez and Michael Fuentes and directed by Cheese Mendez. The story revolves around James, who struggles to get through the different stages of grief due to the death of his wife Angel.

Next up is Katherine Jose’s Pakiramdaman, a video call rom-com gone wrong. Juan Ekis directs a seemingly mundane hangout session that takes a turn for the worse. In an attempt to comfort a friend foolishly in love, three friends play a bad joke and try to summon the guy who “ghosted” her. After a seance, they are left with more than a broken heart to fix. 

The last of the trilogy is PSYCHO 4 U, a comedy written by Ponce Mercado and directed by Luke Vicente. It takes us through a chikahan night with best friends Gabbie, Francesca, and Ellie. The night gets more exciting as Ellie announces that she has a new boyfriend… or at least, that’s what we think she said? 

“Sinong Mag-aadjust?” will be available for streaming on the Theatre Titas Facebook page at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, and will be available for streaming until Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. 

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