Inspired by the national hero’s powerful critique of the “social cancer” festering in late 19th-century Filipinas, “Noli at Fili Dekada 2000” in turn reflects on the “reign of greed” in contemporary Philippine society, specifically in the areas of corrupt logging and small-town politics. It seeks to underscore the continuing relevance of Rizal’s characters and the validity of his social analysis today, while also highlighting the differences in the conditions of the two time frames.
Under the direction of theater and movie stalwart Soxie Topacio, this contemporization of Rizal's novels feature some of the country’s seasoned stage artists as well as PETA’s pool of talented young actors and guest artists: Lex Marcos, Bodjie Pascua, Bembol Roco, Robert Seña, Raffy Tejada, Ernie Cloma, Randy Villarama, Gilbert Onida, Upeng Galang-Fernandez, Marichu Belarmino, Jess Evardone, Julia Enriquez, Shé Maala, Ian Segarra, Norbs Portales, Jack Yabut, Neomi Tabanao-Gonzales, Eric dela Cruz and Joseph Grantusa.
Performances are slated at the PETA-Phinma Theater from July 18 to August 24, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with shows at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on all days. Tickets at P300 each.
For inquiries and ticket reservations, call the PETA Marketing and Public Relations Office at 7256244, 4100821, 0917-8154567, 0917-5642433, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.petatheater.com. “Noli at Fili Dekada 2000” is also open for sponsorship and showbuyers.