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Penman No. 194: A Tree Grows at the Met

Penman for Monday, April 4, 2016

THE FIRST and last time I saw a show at the Manila Metropolitan Theater must have been in the 1990s, for a production of Nick Joaquin’s “Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.” The theater was in fine shape then, and I recall being as enthralled by the place itself as by the spectacle onstage. 1,000 more words

Art & Culture


View From The Wing

By Pablo A. Tariman

Founded in the early 30s, razed by the war in the mid40s, rehabilitated and restored in the late 70s and neglected once more in the late 90s up to the present time, the historic Manila Metropolitan Theater may yet rise again with a fund release of P270 million to the National Commission for culture and the Arts by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). 1,269 more words

Performing Arts