(SPOT.ph) Now more than ever, the Internet and social media are being blatantly used to spread misinformation—whether through memes, unverified "news," or duplicate Facebook accounts. An army of online trolls can easily make or break a person and revise a fact—even something as bloody as Martial Law. On Independence Day, Philippine Educational Theater Association tackles these relevant and alarming issues by streaming hit musical A Game of Trolls at 7 p.m. for free through YouTube.
A Game of Trolls was written by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda, the same tandem that produced Rak of Aegis. It follows Hector, a keyboard warrior and manager of a "call center" that runs a pro-Martial Law campaign through the Internet. Because he doesn't have his own stand on the issue, it's easy for him to heckle anyone who says the opposite of what he's posting online. He later encounters the ghosts of Martial Law victims—including his mother’s, forcing him to reflect on what he believes in.
This all-too-familiar play was first staged in September 2017.