By Pablo A. Tariman, VERA Files
The First Lady of Philippine Theater, Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana, made her last true-to-life stage exit on a Mother’s Day, May 12.
She was 96.
Those who missed her prime as a stage actress should turn to her autobiography, “The Drama of It: A Life on Film and Theater.”
The book reveals she didn’t just act; she was also a short story writer and won prizes for it.
Fact is her autobiography reads like a fine short story: brief, concise but full of humor and so self-effacing you wonder if she was writing about somebody else other than herself.
The book blurb captures not just the actress but her true-to-life leading man, Lamberto V. Avellana who happens to be another National Artist for Theater and Film.
True enough, the book is indeed a front seat in the life-theater of the country's theater icons.Read More »from Daisy Hontiveros Avellana: A lifetime of theater