Catch the Final Performances of BONIFACIO: ISANG SARSWELA, 2/7 to 3/16
Manila, Philippines, February 7, 2014--Philantropic theater company Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF) is approaching the last leg of its Philippine tour of bookwriter and lyricist Atty. Vincent Tañada and composer Pipo Cifra's more recent stage collaboration BONIFACIO: ISANG SARSWELA from today, February 7 until Sunday, March 16. The original Filipino musical premiered in July 2013 at Tanghalang Pasigueño, and has been on the road for more than six months, garnering a total of 424 performances so far, a feat similar to PSF's previous national touring productions of "Cory ng EDSA" and "Joe: A Filipino Rock'sical."
Limited promotional tickets sold via BroadwayWorld.com Philippines for a brief period of time have been sold out.
However, regular tickets for below's last few performances of BONIFACIO: ISANG SARSWELA can be purchased by calling (63)927-6006864:
February 7, Friday, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila at 8am, 11am, 2pm
February 9, Sunday, SM North Edsa Cinema 9 at 8am, 11am, 2pm
Feburary 12, Wednesday, Bataan at 10am, 2pm
February 18, Tuesday, Batangas City, Batangas State University at 10am, 2pm
February 22, Saturday, GMA Cavite at 8am, 11am, 2pm
February 23, Sunday SM Centerpoint Cinema 1 at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm
February 24-26, Monday-Wednesday, Cagayan de Oro City, The Atrium at 8am, 11am, 2pm
March 2, Sunday, Koronadal at 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm
March 4-5, Tuesday-Wednesday, Davao City at 8am, 11am, 2pm
March 6-7, Thursday-Friday, Digos City at 8am, 11am, 2pm
March 15, Saturday, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Time TBA
March 16, Sunday, St. Scholastica at 8am, 11am, 2pm (Finale Show)
BONIFACIO: ISANG SARSWELA depicts the heroism of Andres Bonifacio; the founding of the Katipunan; the battles he fought; the internal conflicts between the Magdiwangs and Magdalos; and the betrayal by his fellow Katipuneros; and eventually his death.
It tells the story of Bonifacio as it should be told: Bonifacio not only as a strong-willed hero but as a man who feels pain.
BONIFACIO: ISANG SARSWELA also includes the stories of other important political figures during the Philippine Revolution, such as Emilio Aguinaldo, Emilio Jacinto, Gregoria de Jesus, and Macario Sakay, and their pivotal roles in changing the course of Philippine history.
Tañada and JM Encinas play the title role, alongside Cindy Liper (Gregoria de Jesus), Jordan Ladra and Kevin Posadas (Emilio Aguinaldo), Monique Azerreda and Adelle Ibarrientos-Lim (Hilaria Aguinaldo), Patrick Adrian Libao (Emilio Jacinto), and Chin Ortega (Macario Sakay).
The stage play features costume design by Emy Tañada, lighting design by Art Gabrentina, and set design by Jeff Ambrosio.