Dulaang UP celebrates Mabini Sesquicentennial with new Floy Quintos play
INQUIRER.net / 04:43 AM September 07, 2014
MANILA, Philippines—The troika which is part of the hugely successful musical “Ang Nawalang Kapatid”— Floy Quintos, Dexter M. Santos, and Krina Cayabyab collaborate once more in a play celebrating the sublime paralytic’s 150th birth anniversary.
“Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” chronicles the last days of Apolinario Mabini’s exile in Guam and explores the conditions that spurred him to return to his homeland. The play is written by Quintos, direction and choreography by Santos, and original music by Cayabyab.
This musical in one act is, perhaps, the most significant contribution of the local theater scene to the celebration of the sesquicentennial of Apolinario Mabini.
While the musical explores the private pain of a hero forced to swear allegiance to the USA, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” also instills a new pride and importance in his greatest work- the True Decalogue. The musical also allows audiences to be more familiar with the value of Mabini’s greatest opus and strengthens their sense of duty to their country.
The cast is topbilled by veteran stage actors Roeder Camañag as Apolinario Mabini, together with Leo Rialp, Al Gatmaitan, Poppert Bernadas, Nazer Salcedo, Banaue Miclat and Jean Judith Javier.
An ensemble of promising actors comprise the formidable supporting cast- Ralph Oliva, Chase Salazar, Adrian Reyes, Arion Sanchez, Bym Buhain, Edmundo Abad, Jr., Ralph Perez, Ross Pesigan, Roco Sanchez, Rence Aviles, Jon Abella, Vincent Pajara and Stephen Viñas.
“Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” runs from October 1 to 19 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. For tickets, sponsorships and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email [email protected].