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September 17, 2015

Palasyo ni Valentin


Palasyo ni Valentin won the 1st prize in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Commission Publication’s Committee’s Centennial Literary Composition (Sarsuela Division).
A story about self-reflection in time and in history, set in 1941, Palasyo ni Valentin is a memory play that follows the story of Valentin, an old caretaker and film operator residing in an antiquated theater, who revives his eventful past through alcohol reflecting the development of the theater during the Spanish to American era of the Philippines.


Back in 1896, Palacio was full of life brought by staging of zarzuelas. Valentin played the piano in the orchestra, and Diding, his love, was the singer made famous by the Spanish director, Senior Alfonso. Because of anger and jealousy, Senior Alfonso imprisoned Valentin. Vaudeville was the trend when Valentin was released. He settled at Palacio until films became the new trend.

Creative Staff/ The Director

Felix "Nonon" Padilla is an award-winning director in the Philippines. He was a
part of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) with Lino Brocka and Cecile Guidote Alvarez as an Artistic Director but had his debut as a stage director in Dulaang Sibol Contest lead by Onofre Pagsanghan in 1968. After which he also became the Artistic Director for CCP's Tanghalang Pilipino in 1987. He received the Natatanging Gawad Buhay! Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
Since then, He has done several plays such as Tony Perez’ Saan Ba Tayo Ihahatid ng Disyembre, Lorenzo and Haring Lear to name a few.

The Producers & Designers
SceneZone Productions, is a group composed of Batch 112 Production Design students of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts aiming to strengthen the Filipino identity through artistic collaboration by integrating historic and contemporary theater productions.

Ticket Prices:
P 400.00 (Orchestra)
P 300.00 (Loge)
P 200.00 (Balcony)
*Free-seating

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Kimberly Villanueva at (963 917) 627-5288.
Schedule/Venue
De La Salle-College of St. Benilde
School of Design and Arts

50 P. Ocampo Sr. Ave., Malate
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines



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