TATARIN: A WITCHES’ SABBATH IN THREE ACTS
by Nick Joaquin
Tatarin centres on a ritual performed by women to call on the gods to grant fertility. This act consists of dancing around a century-old Balete tree for three days during the summer months.
This play was controversial in its time because of the mix of indigenous ritual and Christian rites of passage. The play, based on a short story called The Summer Solstice, was later adapted into a film.
PAENG MORETA: Nicco Lorenzo Garcia
LUPE MORETA: Jennifer Villaverde
JUANITO MORETA: Romar Neil Dungo
ROSA: Maricris Rivera
KIKAY: Sean Kua
ENTOY/GUIDO - John Echano
MICAELA: Keshia Palm
MAGGIE: Lia Luz
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
As a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, historian, journalist, editor and biographer, Joaquin was a beacon, an inspiration, and a literary father to several generations of writers since he served as literary editor of the Philippines Free Press magazine in the 1950s and 1960s.