The Philippine version of Japanese playwright-director, Oriza Hirata’s internationa ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino and the Japan Foundation


November 30 - December 2 shows will have English Supertext.


November 30 - December 16, 2018 | Fridays 8:00 PM, Saturdays 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sundays 3:00 PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)



The play is the adaptation of Tokyo Notes, written by internationally acclaimed Japanese playwright and director Oriza Hirata. The play is one of the most critically acclaimed works of Hirata, which has been translated into 13 languages for productions in many cities around the world. The story of Manila Notes takes place in the lobby of an art museum in Manila sometime in the near future. A major war is being waged in Europe and many paintings have been moved to the various cities in Asia. In front of such paintings, family members, friends and lovers continue their fragmentary conversations on taking care of their aging parents, inheritance, future careers, and love, among others. With the backdrop of a distant war, the play clearly portrays how Filipinos live their everyday lives, which reveal a whole range of problem and crisis of our modern society.