By Cora Llamas
With the numerous plays today celebrating Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial, Dulaang UP tries a different approach with Tim Dacanay’s Palanca-award winning play, the full title of which is “Teatro Porvenir: Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entabalado.”
A new book of essays on Andres Bonifacio and the Philippine Revolution will be launched Thursday at Balagtas Hall of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Sta. Mesa).
By Irene C. Perez
Bonifacio Global City (BGC) pays tribute to Andres Bonifacio, the Filipino hero after whom the commercial complex was named, with this year’s Passionfest—a weekend fiesta that aims to make history hip.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
It is not a rock or a pop opera,” composer Josefino (Chino) Toledo states categorically. “It’s a new opera, it’s a serious… well, it’s an opera!” He laughs.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Don’t expect a retelling of history when you watch Chino Toledo’s opera, “San Andres B,” which opens Nov. 29 at the CCP Little Theater. The production’s artistic team says the opera is about awakenings and coming of age—a reimagining of Andres Bonifacio as a hero of equal or even greater stature than Jose Rizal.
Jerry A. Dadap’s musical “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis” will be presented on Nov. 23 at St. Cecilia’s Hall in St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, and Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day, at the GSIS Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.
Get to know Andres Bonifacio and the rest of the Katipuneros not only as valiant revolutionaries but as passionate theatre artists in Dulaang UP’s “Teatro Porvenir: Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entablado”.
By Walter Ang
Andres Bonifacio is popularly called “The Father of the Philippine Revolution.” He was a founding member and, later, Supremo (“supreme leader”) of the Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Highest and Most Respected Society of the Country’s Children), a secret revolutionary society that fought for independence from Spanish colonial rule.
In celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial, Dulaang UP stages “Teatro Porvenir, Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entablado,” a Palanca-winning play written by Tim Dacanay.
By Marge C. Enriquez
It starts with the capture of Andres Bonifacio, the Supremo and leader of the revolutionary secret society Katipunan. Charged with treason and conspiracy to kill Emilio Aguinaldo, he is captured, unjustly tried and executed.
The University of the East (UE), through its Office of Cultural Affairs (UE OCA), will hold cultural presentations throughout September in connection with UE’s 67th foundation anniversary.