Tanghalang Ateneo is staging the second play in its 36th season, “Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud),” which will open on November 27, 2014. It is written by multi-award winning playwright Glenn Sevilla Mas and directed by actor, writer, and director Ron Capinding. The play is an adaptation of Maria Milagros Geremia Lachica’s Kinaray-a short story.

Following their theme of “Navigating Identities,” Tanghalang Ateneo’s productions will focus on man’s quest to find himself and his place in the world.

Set in Catungan IV in Antique, the play opens with the portrayal of a painful time-honored ritual. This sends Isoy, the protagonist, into a long and difficult journey into manhood where he must confront both his sexual frustrations and his frustrations about his past in order to take control of his future. Isoy will be played by Cholo Ledesma.

The other actors in the production include Camille Abaya as Pilar, Isoy’s neighbor and longtime friend; Frances Makil-Ignacio as Susing, Isoy’s aunt and guardian; and Teroy Guzman as Berning, Isoy’s uncle and confidant.

“Rite of Passage (Sa Pagtubu kang Tahud)” will be held at the Rizal Mini Theater of the Ateneo de Manila University from November 27 to 29, December 3 to 6, and December 10 to 13. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and matinee shows start at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

For inquiries, contact Acel Go at 0916 480 2195 or send an E-mail to Tanghalang Ateneo at ta.mpc78@gmail.com.