LAM -ANG - THE JOURNEY OF A HERO at The Midtown International Theatre Festival
Two NY International Fringe Festival 2015 alumni - The Ally Artists Group, which produced "Behind the Wall - An Autism Performance Piece" and Jeremy Rafal who performed an autobiography of his life through his one-man show, "The Boy From Bantay" has joined creative forces to present an epic play, "Lam-ang - the Journey of a Hero" for The Midtown International Theatre Festival Directed by an Award winning Director, Nelson Eusebio, Co-directed by Nathaniel Caridad. Performances are Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm at The Workshop Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 4th floor, New York City.
"Lam-ang- journey of a hero" is an adaptation; of a play adaptation written by Mig Alvarez Enriquez . The story is originally an epic poem of the Ilocano people from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. This play is influenced by the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharta. Recited in the original Ilocano language of the pre-colonial period, the poem was passed on for generations through oral tradition. After the Spaniards arrived in the Philippines, Catholicism was so strong that even the traditional stories of the native Filipinos were Christianized. To date, no one actually knows the original story of this fascinating epic. It was first transcribed around 1640 by a blind Ilocano bard named Pedro Bucaneg.
Lam-ang is an extraordinary being who was born as a grown man. He was barely a year old when he decided to look for his father who disappeared after he went to the land of the Igorot headhunters. In this adaptation, his exploits and adventures represent the ever changing cultural perspective of the East as it is being influenced by the West.
This adaptation is presented in verse with movement and music.
Music and Choreography by Joyce Lao, Co-Produced by Zilong ZEE,
Stage Managed by Sabrina Morabito, Lighting and Sound Design by Jorge Olivo, Costume Stylist - Aaron Crosby, Set Design Consultant - Nikolay Sviridchik, Dramaturgy by Espii Proctor and Stage Fight Consultant - Alex Reed.
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