I first got to see a Virgin Labfest event when it opened in a campus tour in selected educational institutions and I never expected that one of the short-plays will make an impact to me. In this production, Bit By Bit showcases two stories that is both visually entertaining that it may appear like stories for children but it really has adult tones.
The first story is from the Labfest. Maria Isabela at ang Guryon ng mga Tala is a story set during Spanish era about a young lady who wished to impress her object of affection. She began an impossible journey to achieve it.
What I like about the story was the use of different art forms and combining it in one like traditional acting, ventriloquism, and shadow puppetry. It's funny but it also bittersweet at the same time.
For Games People Play, is a modern setting in a probably traditional Visayan town where three children: two boys and a girl grew up together. Just like Maria Isabela, both stories can be real and relevant to any adult especially when it comes to relationships. But in Games People Play, it also made a darker tone.
Children's Plays For Adults opened at Power Mac Center Spotlight last weekend and will have it's last run this coming weekend. For more theatrical productions, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.