Cultural Center of the Philippines and

Tanghalang Pilipino



September 29 to October 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)


Play Dates:

September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2017 | Friday (8:00 PM)

September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2017 | Saturday (3:00 PM & 8:00 PM)

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 | Sunday (3:00 PM)



The second offering of Tanghalang Pilipino’s 31st theater season, entitled Freedom Writers: Freedom Fighters, ANG PAG-UUSIG (Arthur Miller’s ‘THE CRUCIBLE’) is a play that dramatizes how the establishment is used as a tool of the powerful few, exerting its magnitude on the many, preventing any sense of community and collectivity from being formed. Miller's warning is for individuals not to be afraid and to take a stand when their government is operated in a manner contrary to public interest.


Miller wrote The Crucible as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the US government ostracized people for being communists. Miller was questioned by the US House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American activities. He was convicted of contempt by Congress for refusing to identify others present at the meetings he attended. The witch hunt that occurred in Ang Pag-uusig serves as an allegory, not only to the McCarthryism in the US, but also to the current political and social state of the country.


The Crucible was performed on Broadway and won the 1953 Tony Award for best play. It is now considered a literary classic all over the world. Tanghalang Pilipino's version is written by Dr. Jerry Respeto and directed by Dennis Marasigan, featuring the Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company and guest artists.


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