Friday, December 09, 2011

Original play on Teodora Alonzo, on the occasion of her death centenary

In observance of Teodora Alonso’s death centenary (1911-2011), the United Artists for Cultural Conservation and Development, Philippines Inc., in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and SM City Sta. Rosa, present the Youth Performance Council in the original play “Ang Kasaysayan ni Teodora: Isang Ina” written by Katte Sabate and Raymond Vergara.

[From WikiPilipinas: Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda y Quintos (b. 9 November 1827 - d. 16 August 1911) was the mother of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, and a native of Sta. Cruz, Manila. She was known for being a disciplinarian as well as a dedicated, courteous and hard-working mother. As the young Rizal's first teacher, she had a profound influence on his development and was his inspiration in taking up medicine... After Rizal was declared the national hero of the Philippines, the legislature offered her a lifetime pension as a token of gratitude. She politely refused, saying, "My family has never been patriotic for the money. If the government has plenty of funds and does not know what to do with them, it's better to reduce the taxes."]

UACCD-YPC artistic director BJ Borja directs the play. Joining Borja in the artistic team are: Carlo Pagunaling, production design; Loren Rivera, lights design; Jules dela Paz, sound design; Kiro Borja, graphics design; and Dr. Bimbo Sta. Maria, dramaturgy.

Schedule of performance is on December 12, 2011 (Monday) at The Event Center, SM City Sta. Rosa, Laguna with 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. Free admission; the play is open for all.

For inquiries, contact 0917-8472476 or e-mail

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