Philippine Stagers Foundation’s (PSF) opens its new season with “Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela,” written and directed by Vincent Tañada and is in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of one of the brave heroes of Philippine history — Andres Bonifacio.
As the main objective of the play is to inspire the audience in living a life of sacrifice, this is the most intense, very emotional multi-award winning theater group PSF production.
According to Director Tanada, “It is Bonifacio’s extreme love for country that made him sacrifice his life. Such love is the noblest kind of love; it is not personal, but selfless and munificent. How many of the youth of today have appreciated that love for country? How much of ourselves can we magnanimously offer for the good of our country and fellow Filipinos?”
He said the play he is doing may not encourage an overwhelming act of heroism like offering one’s life, but it is a way to at least do something to make other people’s life better. It is helping the forgotten sectors of society; educating and inspiring the youth by means of the arts, visiting the prisoners, the aged and the sick are good examples of modern Bonifacio deeds.
“The most remarkable difference with other Bonifacio plays, is the heart of its performers.” – — Atty. Vincent Tañada
Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela will have a sneak preview on July 19 at Tanghalang Pasigueño, 6 p.m.
Philippine Stagers Foundation’s (PSF) artistic director and writer of the theater company’s latest production, Vincent Tañada played as Bonifacio. He will be supported by PSF’s home-grown artists like BWW Philippines awardee Cindy Liper as Gregoria de Jesus; Aliw nominee Jordan Ladra alternating with Kevin Posadas as Emilio Aguinaldo; Monique Azerreda and Adelle Ibarrientos-Lim as Hilaria Aguinaldo; with Patrick Adrian Libao as Emilio Jacinto.
Regular July Run:
July 20, Sat. 8am, 11am, 2pm at Cinema 1, SM Centerpoint, Manila
July 21, Sun. 8am, 11am, 2pm at Cinema 1, SM Centerpoint, Manila
July 27, Sat. 8am, 11am, 2pm at Cinema 1, SM Centerpoint, Manila
July 28, Sun. 8am, 11am, 2pm, at Tanghalang Pasigueño, Pasig City
For more details, contact +63927-3913447 and look for PSF’s publicist Jude Cartalaba.