Review: Atty. Vince Tañada's 4C-II is truly astounding!

Love and loving what you do. It was more of Kierwin Larena. My students excitement over Philippine Stagers Foundation's Kierwin Larena brought me to watch the "4-C II"- four contemporary plays in one, second part. I have watched many plays staged by PSF and Atty. Vincent Tañada in the previous years and I've noticed the biggest improvement after bagging awards from Aliw Awards and other award-winning bodies. 
When many have criticized plays for public schools, I've just kept silent and observed since what the student need and their interest is of utmost importance than those blabbing and not participating to help make learning more appreciated. The four contemporary plays, Fan reminiscing childhood's joy and fun in flirting , Romeo Loves Juliet - Facebook and its hazards on teen love, Judas Lair, tragedy on love for family and love for country and Felipa -horrifying love story of a Spaniard and a possessed Filipina  during the Spanish colonization made everyone laugh, cry, relate and scared. "Fan" reminded me of how I daydreamed of Johnny Depp in 21 Jumpstreet in the 80's. "Romeo Loves Juliet" reminded me of how silly and non-wittingly comments on Facebook pop-up at my students' wall everyday. "Judas Lair" made me love Atty. Vince Tañada's call for nationalism and "Felipa" made me want to be a Spanish meztiza in "terno". 
I'd like to believe that any theater production wouldn't get patronage from public schools unless they have captivated the whole system with perfection and great performance. The Philippine Stagers Foundation had not only gotten the public schools' hearts but the whole nation as well being acclaimed at their performance and production of  "I am Ninoy" last year. It led them to stage the play in other countries being one of the most effective and best stage group.  What's most commending about the "4-C" was their short and creative introduction of each play and their creative continuity scenes to provide fluid transition from one play to the next. The perfectionist attitude exuded by each actor was shown in each facial expression, strut and dance in each minute of the show. Compared to the previous year's performance and production, they have really improved and made the stage plays for public schools truly commendable and more than the cost. 
Hats off to Atty. Vincent Tañada and the PSF for another outstanding performance of "4-C"! Hats off to Kierwin Larena for captivating the hearts of the teens of Lagro High School! Hats off to the students who paid attention and observed stage rules and discipline! I can't wait for the next stage play conducted by PSF!

Comments

  1. I love this show.. and it just keeps me excited hoping that there would be a part III of it..

    My personal favorite is Judas Lair because it reminds me how Judas I am that I can't fight for my country.. :D

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  2. Yes, the show is really really good. Thanks @Jaztien for the comment.

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  3. maine8:44 AM

    i love it

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  4. Thanks for the comment @Maine!

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  5. Anonymous9:20 PM

    i really enjoyed watching this play... two thumbs up.!

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  6. vincent sy10:24 AM

    i love the play..

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  7. thanks for the comments!!! Thanks to anonymous and @vincent sy!

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  8. vincent tanada11:00 PM

    Thanks Josephine for this positive blog about our English Play. I didn't know you're a blogger and encountering several bloggers in this cruel business has its own downside. You know, an article may make or break you. I remember a bad review of my play made one school back out in viewing the play. But when I invited the school head to watch the play (minus their students), she was sooooo disappointed she believed the blog. Apparently she liked it too much that she was crying when she talked to me.So, I get to market the school the following year. However, seeing a blog like this is really thrilling..thanks so much. You made my day!

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  9. Anonymous4:38 AM

    yeah..i agree with you sir..and it seemed that they weren't just a group but a family indeed^_^

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  10. Anonymous4:45 AM

    ASTIG UNG EXORCISM DYAN :)

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  11. Thanks for the comment Atty. Vince! Hats off to your endeavors!!! I love you!! and to the other anonymous comments, thanks!

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  12. Anonymous7:28 PM

    sana po makilala ko kaung lahat

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  13. @anonymous...thanks for the comment!

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  14. Anonymous9:29 PM

    I LOVE IT ! ESPECIALLY THE CHARACTERS THEY PORTRAY !

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  15. Anonymous4:38 PM

    i heart 4CII

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  16. Anonymous10:34 AM

    ang ganda talaga

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  17. Anonymous3:39 PM

    love it..

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  18. Congratulations to Atty. Tañada and the cast! Thank you all for your comments!

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  19. Anonymous6:57 PM

    hi there!!!it's great that you shared your thoughts about this c-4 play...can you pls help me for my homework?if you dont mind...i need the summary,lesson and ending of each of the story presented in c-4 II..please thank you very much...and merry christmas.

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  20. Anonymous10:09 AM

    congatulations to all the cast of 4C !

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  21. Anonymous2:45 PM

    love it :D

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  22. thanks to your comment Anonymous!

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  23. Anonymous9:57 AM

    i just want to know the summary of the play 4c plsssssssss

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  24. Watch it!! Summary will spoil the surprise!!!.Anyways thanks for your comment

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  25. Anonymous9:21 PM

    ang ganda ng mga punchline sa scene 2...


    wlang korni...


    napanood ko yan kanina..

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  26. thanks Anonymous for the comment..they're really great!

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  27. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Pano mag reg. dun sa sinasabing workshop

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  28. please go to PSF link to register..Thanks for your comment!

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  29. Anonymous5:39 PM

    sana makilala ko kayong lahat......


    ang gagaling nyo

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  30. Anonymous5:41 PM

    ang ganda talaga......



    Musical plays never fail to amaze me...

    especially.,...I am Ninoy

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  31. Anonymous5:44 PM

    and also 4c.,.,,ang ganda

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  32. hey guys, I truly appreciate your comments. Keep watching plays of Atty.Vincent Tañada! You'll really learn a lot!

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  33. Anonymous2:41 PM

    penge po ng reaction sa lahug kari-bal true at olah! hehe ^_^

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  34. It's only now that I've read this. I am sure that you have already watched the third year offering of PSF's 4-C and themed it with 'family'.

    Reading through your entry, I am glad that there is someone who could also push and write about PSF production. On behalf of PSF, I thank you for the efforts you put in.

    I do hope I get to meet you one day in one of the future shows of PSF. :-)

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  35. thank you for your comment po! See you soon!

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