This July 22-27, witness how bitterness can take a turn for the humorous with Dulaang ROC’s second production for the year—Juan Ekis’ Palanca Award-winning play Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng Mga Bitter.
Dulaang ROC, the longest-running theater organization in UA&P, opened the school year with a rerun of Mijo Sera’s Kantology. For their second production, the theatre org leaves the sombre path of dark plays and brings laughter to the stage by reshowing the “bitter” comedy that is Kapeng Barako Club.
Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng Mga Bitter is a full-length play by UA&P alumnus Christian Vallez under the pseudonym Juan Ekis. He received a second Palanca Award for this play, the first one having been awarded to his Twenty Questions.
This isn’t the first time for the theatre org to showcase Kapeng Barako Club. Last March 23, KBC drew laughter from the UA&P audience when it was staged in the University for the Wool Reyes’ FULL HEART GOAL campaign, a fund-raising event to celebrate the life of the late UA&P alumnus and Team Socceroo founder, Wool Reyes, where fellow alumni gave their best performances.
For the cast composed of alumni coming from different batches, there will always be the passion to perform in front of a live audience. They easily juggle full-time jobs and performing, which is something ROC members have been known for.
Dubbed as their last brew, this is the last KBC show ACASIA will be producing before moving on to other productions.