Online musical ‘A Game of Trolls’ plans to combat fake news and historical revisionism

Screenshot: Philippine Educational Theater Association (Facebook)
Screenshot: Philippine Educational Theater Association (Facebook)

Come April, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is streaming A Game of Trolls, an online musical that centers on Martial Law and plans to fight rampant fake news and historical revisionism.

Created by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda, A Game of Trolls centers on Heck, an online troll who works for a “call center” run by a manager named Bimbam who runs an online pro-martial law campaign.

Heck’s apathy makes him “the perfect keyboard warrior,” PETA writes. Ghosts of Martial law victims haunt him from the internet cloud, whose stories make him reassess his profession and his beliefs.

Vincent de Jesus is in charge of musical direction, as well as lyrics, composition, and arrangement.

The musical was last staged in 2018.

“This is a critical time to use theater as vehicle for introspection and truth-telling,” PETA wrote on social media.

Tickets are available on KTX.ph for its shows on April 8, 22, and 23.

READ: So what was so bad about martial law?

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