Tuesday, February 5, 2008

as i was saying...

the other day... Micah Stephan Dagaerag is someone who made quite an impression on me. One time we were talking in the library and I asked him something about "how do philosophers think" and he said, "What color is this ballpen I'm holding?" "Black," I answered. "A philosopher can convince you this ballpen is red." "No way! Far out!" I exclaimed. "I'm a scientist. You can't do that to me." And he just smiled his enigmatic smile that seemed to say, "I so can, too." Hmm...

About the Fiddler on the Roof director: Evelyn Aldecoa

(copied from the programme)

A native of Dumaguete City and the daughter of former SU President Justice Venancio D. Aldecoa, Jr. and Nelly Romano-Aldecoa, Evelyn is a true-blue Sillimanian having completed all her education, from elementary to graduate studies, at Silliman University. A lover of theater, she holds a degree in Speech and Theater Arts, but following her dad's footsteps, she also earned a Bachelor of Laws degree.

But alas, her love for the theater was too much to ignore. She joined the faculty ranks of Silliman and has been teaching speech and theater arts since 1977. Her stint as a teacher was interrupted for 4 years when she left for the United States where she directed the choir of the first Filipino Full Gospel Church in San Jose, California.

As a director of theater, she earned the acclaim of those who have seen her work in Man of La Mancha, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Godspell, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Tea.

About the main cast:

Dominador de los Santos (Tevye) and Elaine Maravilla-Tonogbanua (Golde)

Oh yeah! I'll be working with them again for the rerun of Pinocchio this March! Same with Fiddler-on-the-Roof-keyboardist Gina Raakin, who is the musical director of Pinocchio. Other Fiddler Folks who are also part of Pinocchio Productions are: actors Rosbert Salvoro and George Genove, choreographer/dancer Clarissa Reboton and musician Elman Caguindangan.

Buon giorno!

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