Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Biñan pays tribute to illustrious son Jose Rizal with musical show Si Rizal At Ako

In celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's birth sesquicentennial (1861-2011), the United Artists for Cultural Conservation and Development City of Biñan Inc. (UACCD), in cooperation with the Philippine College of Surgeons Southern Luzon Chapter and the Office of the Biñan City Mayor Hon. Marlyn Alonte-Naguiat, present "SI RIZAL AT AKO: Isang Pagpupugay at Pagkilala sa Natatanging Anak ng Biñan".

Script devised by Raymond Vergara, the presentation will showcase anything about Jose Rizal--music, texts, letters, news and even hoaxes. The young Jose Rizal's first formal education took place in Biñan, his parents Francisco and Teodora also both hailed from Biñan, therefore making Rizal a true-blooded Biñanense.

The show will be staged on June 18 (Saturday), 8 p.m., at the Biñan Multi-Purpose Hall, Plaza Rizal, Biñan City, Laguna. Admission is free.

The performers are members of Biñan Youth Performance Council, a local community theatre founded in 2005 and students from St. Gabriel Archangel Academy. Singapore-based Cinderella Mayo composed the original music for the show, with dramaturgy by Bimbo Sta. Maria, UACCD executive director and president. BJ Borja, a theatre arts graduate from UP Diliman, directs the show.

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