the first day of rehearsal for “KANSER”, with exclusive photos by MR. JHAY-R LAGRIMAS…

a lonely writer reads on the everlasting messages and words of Dr. Jose Rizal...
a lonely writer reads on the everlasting messages and words of Dr. Jose Rizal…

It was a rainy morning but the sky was clear. And somehow, the rains gave one lonely writer a feeling of comfort, though, he never knew why. He felt competitive, wanting to challenge the rain and erase all those feelings of losses and pains. Or maybe, he simply wanted to start anew.

The heavy traffic that morning didn’t become a hindrance, either. The comfort he felt with the rain made him feel relaxed and tranquil- not the ‘panicky-type-of-feeling’ he had always felt in the past. He was on his way that day to meet a celebrity friend that would accompany him to the rehearsals of Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s upcoming new mild musical version of the longest-running play-KANSER.

The celebrity friend was no less than award-winning theater director Frannie Zamora, who was also so generous enough to treat him at a luxurious Korean-Japanese restaurant near the Broadway Centrum, complex area. The lunch was fabulous with laksa noodles,  fresh vegetable lumpias, and more. Afterwards, they both proceeded to the venue of the rehearsals at the AFP theater.

Braving the very heavy traffic in that 12-noon time of day, the lonely writer felt redeemed upon reaching the rehearsal venue, and this time, newcomer Jansen Aguilar joined them as they met upon him at the gates of the AFP camp. At once, the tranquil feeling was transformed into something more professional this time, and no longer personal. Seeing those theater actors and actresses inside the rehearsal venue, all ready to get their works done, and the production staff/team so well-organized with their job system, nothing else would have mattered.

We saw all the names of the complete cast of the play written on a computerized paper and we copied all the names in our notes. Everything was written in paper, even the by-rules of the house theater group, the play’s scripts, and other detailed materials including the songs. With that, lesser tensions and pressures was eased by now.

All the performers were now holding their scripts, ready for the script-reading sessions and lines to be spoken by each. What a great feeling. Seeing all these creative artists in front of you, reading their lines and all, and further more reuniting with their hidden passions on the performing arts, it was, indeed, a good day to linger in.

As the words were spoken, the real “soul” emerged. It was, maybe, the soul of Dr. Jose Rizal himself- the creator of the book Noli Me Tangere as to which the play Kanser was adapted upon- so efficiently and truthfully. In those words spoken by the lines in the play by each of the cast, Dr. Rizal’s teachings and messages was again felt by the lonely writer. Words that spoke of freedom, of unity, of bravery.

And those words, yes, those words- were the very words that made one country rose up from the ashes and emerged as one independent nation that the Filipino youths of today were enjoying. Once again, we believed- that- “THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD”.

Through those words on the play’s script, we could imagine how beautiful this new mild musical version of KANSER is going to be. That the students and that the youths must know and watch anew. Relieve their own Filipino values and PRIDE.

For many years now, Gantimpala Theater Foundation had fought. They fought to preserve this “jewel” of a literary creation that a hero had written, that a genius had died for, that a co-Filipino had sacrificed for. Through the power of the performing arts, the ‘soul’ and the passion must be relieved over and over again- for the young to know and continue on with the LEGACY.

“Without any major sponsors backing us up, we continued fighting for our theater group to survive”, director Frannie Zamora said to the lonely writer before that writer left the venue of the rehearsals. “Sometimes, we felt like quitting. But once you see the students watching our plays and through their faces we saw anew the hope and true identity of us Filipinos, our energies continue to zest up. This year’s version of KANSER, I promise, is going to be a very beautiful one.”

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The lonely writer moved on, as he left. He went down by the marble stairs of the theater’s facade and walked past the AFP camp. The rains had stopped somehow, but the skies were clearer.

On a clear day, you could see EVERYTHING.

And among the people who goes on living not just because of money or any material gains were the people who works for theater. It’s a mission that God never fails to see-

just like…

FOREVER.

(as the words were written by robert manuguid silverio, on a moment when separate dimensions somehow fixed-in and stood still-amidst the ever-changing tides of ETERNITY).*

jhay-r lagrimas (photo credit: Piper Spice
jhay-r lagrimas (photo credit: Piper Spice)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BELOW BY MR. JHAY-R LAGRIMAS OF RIGHT CLICK PHOTOGRAPHY (📷 : www.Facebook.com/RCPhotographyPh)

(Photos  below by Mr. Lagrimas, taken during the first day of rehearsal of the play “KANSER”, that would be seen on the month of September).

THE PERFORMERS ON THE PHOTOS: Carlo Manalac, KL Dizon, Francis Matheu, Dea Formacil Chua, Roeder Camanag, Jansen Aguilar, Ma. Victoria Mina, Abigail Asuncion, Joey de Guzaman, Jovito Bonita, Albert Solis, Angela Ilustre, Angelo Miravilla, Norman Penaflorinda, Vangie Inocencio, Greg Porcula, Francis Cruz, Edwin Domino, Khryz David, VJ Estajero, jennifer Tolentino, Sherwin Dajay, Carlo Erpelo …. and, Mr. Frannie G. Zamora with Charyl Chan de Guzman.

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JOIN NA SA GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION ACTING WORKSHOP!

gtfxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfloranteIN PREPARATION FOR THEIR UPCOMING THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION WILL HOLD AN EXTENSIVE ACTING WORKSHOP FOR THEATER. MALAY NIU, KAPAG NAPANSIN NILA ANG GALING NINYO SA PAG-ARTE, GAWIN PA NILA KAYONG MGA BIDA SA MGA SUSUNOD NILANG PAGTATANGHAL! KAYA JOIN NA KAYO. TIGNAN NINYO NA LANG ANG MGA DETAILS NA NAKALAGAY SA POSTER SA ITAAS. MAKAKASAMA PA NINYO SA WORKSHOP ANG ILANG MGA SIKAT NA ARTISTA!!!

SAMANTALA, SA AUGUST 5 NA ANG UNANG ARAW NG PAGTATANGHAL NG KLASIKONG DULANG “FLORANTE AT LAURA” NA MULA SA DIREKSYON NI ROEDER CAMANAG. SI PAUL JAKE PAULE ANG GUMAGANAP NA FLORANTE AT SI ELLRICA LAGURADIA ANG LAURA.

 

SEE U THERE.

 

(robert manuguid silverio)

“kanser@35: the musical”, the review: of ashes, fire, wisdom… and love!

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Where are the real Filipinos now? Where do they hide and live? Where have all the intensity for Patriotism gone?

Did they live in the hearts of the Filipino youths of today? Or, like in the ending of the most powerful musical play ever staged in the history of Philippine Theater- “Kanser@35, The Musical” – the ashes of those great Filipinos who lived somewhere in time were scattered by the wind and dived deep into the ocean of infinity?

Where have all the true Filipinos’ hearts and souls lived? Were the sacrifices of all our Filipino ancestors left unnoticed and unloved? Or did they stay amidst the heart of one true great nation?

The fire didn’t simply extinguished. It stayed into the hearts of every Nationalistic Filipino, wanting change, justice and equality. Up to now.

The wisdom also lingered on. As long as the memory of one Crisostomo Ibarra or one Dr. Jose Rizal’s book on LOVE for his fellow Filipinos would be cherished in schools and universities.

But were they for real? And for keeps?

These are the questions that a blogger asked for himself after he watched the 35th year of presentation of the longest-running play to date in the history of legitimate stage production. And it now turned into a musical play- that is, “Kanser@35, The Musical”.

The all too-tragic ending of this musical play left one blogger into the sea of absolute eternity. It’s the kind of an artistic energy that made him dig deeper into the fathoms of his very soul. As he waned to stay there more longer, cherishing a long-forgotten past of his Filipino identity. That kind of an artistic presentation that would want you to be gone for some time, because you lingered so much with your innermost feelings of passion, rage- and LOVE.

And that was it. For years he had been searching for the BEST. That kind of awesome feeling of wonderment. With a unison of specific craftsmanship- from the musical director, the choreographer, the stage design, the lighting, the stage blocking, the acting of the actors, and most of all, the direction. It’s the kind of unity that mixed all too-well, and the taste became so excellent.

We need not say now the names of the specific people involved in this great theatrical production, for they already know who they are. We bow to you, great artistic people of Gantimpala Theater Foundation. But we must not fail to mention the name of someone- Mr. Jun Pablo- who supported them all right from the very start. Without him, this rare kind of theater production won’t be put into reality.

Director Franniel Zamora, the director of this musical version of the classic adaptation on Dr. Jose Rizal’s novel Noli Me Tangere, made us transform into a “chameleon”, because he made us ride into a time machine- back into the past- well deep into the mind and heart of one Crisostomo Ibarra.

Direk Franniel’s vision was clearly seen through the scenes, the texture, the color, the power. He executed the scenes with proper care and love, so magnetic to look at, so transforming-but oh, so real.

We so love the scene of Ibarra and Elias as they rode together on a small boat- talking about their contrasting ideas on bravery and Nationalism. Next to it were those romantic scenes of Ibarra with Maria Clara. Very simple scenes, but overpowering with words of love.

Vien Alen King as Elias, Kate Alejandrino and Michaela Fajardo as Sisa, Norman Penaflorinda as Alperes and of course, Ms. Myramae Menesses as Maria Clara- yes, they were all too great in their portrayals as the classic characters of one great novel. Vien’s timing and raw emotions comprehended much with his interactions to his fellow actors, Kate and Michaela provided proper characterizations both as Sisa, Norman stole scenes every time he appeared on stage and Ms. Menesses’ voice was overwhelming and penetrating.

But on the end, one great new actor provided the very “soul” of this great (again, we repeat) musical play. Its lead actor, Michael Pangilinan is so far, the most intense, credible, sensitive, alluring and delicate kind of Crisostomo Ibarra that we had watched on stage. His kind of rawness and youthful attack on the Ibarra character was amazing, refreshing and all too-powerful to the naked eye. Kudos to you, Michael!

After we watched the play, we were commuted into a variety of feelings and we were gone in ecstatic zeniths of appreciation. This seldom happens to an artist-writer like us. It only means that, our thirst and our quench for the performing arts were truly delivered and fulfilled. It was a SPLASH!

Thank you, Gantimpala Theater Foundation for being the one to deliver that kind of artistic enchantment on me. We love you all, GTF people. More power!!

“KANSER@35, THE MUSICAL” IS THE GREATEST MUSICAL PLAY THAT EVERYONE MUST WATCH!!! THAT, WE GUARANTEE!!!

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

micahel pngilinan: the most delicate Crisostomo Ibarra
micahel pngilinan: the most delicate Crisostomo Ibarra
direk franniel zamora: a unique vision
direk franniel zamora: a unique vision

michael

Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s 38th Season opener: “FLORANTE AT LAURA”

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Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s 38th Season opener
“FLORANTE AT LAURA”
directed by Roeder Camañag
at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, QC.

“A classic Pinoy novel by Francisco Balagtas, this version written by Bonifacio Ilagan shall use the theater form of the ‘komedya’ to make it more suitable to the H.S. students”

(press release below on “Florante at Laura”, written by mr. joselito ‘toots’ tolentino).*

Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. proudly presents its 38th season opening production Francisco Balagtas’ “FLORANTE AT LAURA” — one of the most enduring Filipino literary masterpieces described by many as a poetic art that examines the nature of justice, truth and commitment to fairness, written into a play by award-winning and respected playwright Boni Ilagan, with multi-awarded actor, Roeder Camañag as its director.The famous Filipino love story uses the theater form of the ‘komedya’ complete with its majestic marches and grand batalia. See how the love of florante, laura, Aladin and Flerida conqyered the warring Moors and Christians.“Boni Ilagan wrote such a superb script!” exclaims director Camañag. “His interpretation of the classic focuses on the many facets of love — from its purest form to its most corrupted version. His understanding of Balagtas’ words allows audiences the opportunities to witness Florante’s encounters with love — his love for knowledge, his love for his parents, his brotherly love for his best friend Minandro, his romantic love for Laura, his love for his enemies, and ultimately, the love for his country and the Higher Cause.”

“We are highlighting the beauty of the language and the elements of komedya,” he continues. “What we give the public now is a tribute to Florante and Laura, as literary characters, a tribute to Francisco Balagtas and his mastery of the Tagalog language, and a tribute to the komedya, which is a true Filipino theater form.

Portraying the lead roles of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are Paul Jake Paule (Florante), Ellrica Laguardia (Laura), Ace Urieta (Adolfo), Jefrey Carpio (Aladin), and Sharlene Rivera and Ira Ruzz (Flerida).

Majority of my cast are members of Gantimpala’s Actor’s Company. I think I have chosen a formidable group. All of them are doing very well. We are pushing them, bringing out their best.” Playing the Albanian prince Florante is Paul Jake Paule. Ellrica Laguardia portrays Laura, princess and Florante’s sweetheart. “If I were to describe my leads, they are the perfect personification of the values, virtues and symbols of Balagtas’ written texts, Paul Jake exudes regal air, bravery and sincerity while Ellrica is passionate, fiery and strikingly beautiful.”

The supporting cast include Ku Aquino (Haring Linceo/Sultan Ali-Adab), Billy Parjan (Duke Briseo), Julena Dondon (Reyna Floresca), Morris Sevilla (Menandro), Basty Batistis (Antenor), and King Urieta (Makata).

The ensemble is composed of Julius Empredo, Aaron Dioquino (Batang Florante, Kych Minemoto (Batang Adolfo), Masanori Mentuda, Ian De Leon, Sem Pabion, Bong Moreno, Jernice Maturan, Sheila Reyes, Jeanneth Cruz, Rein Ramos, Ronnel Allanigue.

The artistic team of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are Bonifacio Ilagan (Playwright/Librettist), Roeder Camañag (Director), Toni Muñoz (Composer/Musical Director), Ian De Leon (Choreographer), Andy Villareal (Lighting Director), Vangie Inocencio (Costume Head), Joey De Guzman (Set Designer).

The Production team is composed of Pauwie Garcia (Production Manager), Rojean Regoso (Asst. Production Manager), Mary Joyce Tejero (Stage Manager), John Sanchez, Cecilia Buban, and Marsheen Arcilla (Assistant Stage Managers), Toots Tolentino (Publicist).

The venue and performance schedules of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are as follows:

AFP THEATER, CAMP AGUINALDO, QC: July 31 (Fri.),
August 1 (Sat.) — 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm ;

STAR THEATER, STAR CITY: August 7 (Fri.) – 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm;

CINEMA 3 , SM SOUTHMALL
August 14 (Fri.), August 15 (Sat.) – 11 am, 2 pm

For more information, booking reservations, and show buys, call GANTIMPALA Marketing Office at tel. numbers: 998-5622 and 872-0261 or text at mobile number 0921-251 3733 or send email to gantimpalatheatermarketing@yahoo.com.

Connect to FLORANTE AT LAURA online through the following social media networks:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gantimpala
Twitter: @gantimpalatf
Instagram: @gantimpalatf

See you at the theater!

 

GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION INC. ALL SET TO OPEN “KANSER@35 THE MUSICAL” ON AUGUST 28

MICHAEL PANGILINAN: VERY MUCH LIKE DR. JOSE RIZAL/CRISOSTOMO IBARRA!
MICHAEL PANGILINAN: VERY MUCH LIKE DR. JOSE RIZAL/CRISOSTOMO IBARRA!

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GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION INC. ALL SET TO OPEN “KANSER@35 THE MUSICAL” ON AUGUST 28

 

            In line with its 38th Season, Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. proudly presents “KANSER@35 THE MUSICAL” based from the novel Noli Me Tangere by Dr. Jose Rizal with libretto written by Jomar Fleras, music by Jed Balsamo, and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales under the direction of Franniel Zamora.

 

Today, KANSER is the longest running play in Philippine theater history and to mark its 35th year, “KANSER@35” will be presented for the first time as a full length musical theater production beginning August 28, 2015 at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo Q.C.

 

            Noli Me Tangere is Dr. Jose Rizal’s expose of corrupt friars from who have made the Catholic religion as instrument for enriching and perpetuating themselves in power by seeking to mire ignorant Filipinos in fanaticism and superstition. Instead of teaching Filipinos true Christianity, according to Rizal; they control the government by opposing all progress and persecuting members of the ilustrados unless they make themselves their servile flatterers. The novel lampooned, caricatured and exposed various elements in the colonial society.

 

Over the years, this work of fiction have had many incarnations and considered, as one of its most important versions is KANSER, which Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. produced back in 1979.

 

           

In “Kanser (Noli Me Tangere),” Crisostomo Ibarra returns home after his European studies and rekindles his romance with childhood sweetheart Maria Clara. His return triggers an old rift with the town friar, Padre Damaso. As the play progresses, Ibarra realizes that the malady of oppression and colonial brutality has been killing not only his town, but his motherland as well.

 

            Palanca award-winning playwright Jomar Fleras noted that “Back in 2005, when KANSER celebrated its 25th year, director Franniel Zamora and I casually dreamt of turning this play into a musical when its turns 35. It was really a whimsical dream, knowing that making a musical is not only ambitious but expensive. So when Franny reminded me last year that Kanser was already turning 35 and he wanted to “cash in” on my “promise,” I just dropped everything and started working on the libretto for about 3 weeks.”

 

            “ When I wrote the libretto, I wanted to make it as close to the straight play as possible. However, we also added new scenes and new perspectives which serve to make the audience understand better the soul and message of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere. There is also a grandness in the design which the straight play did not have. The original script was written for chamber theater so there is a sea of difference from the concept to the musical.”

 

            “ And from my libretto and the newly composed music by Jed Balsamo, the actual pre-production took several stages. After the rigorous auditions held last February, the cast for KANSER@35 is relatively young and a lot of them were not even born during the first stagings of Kanser. It was an imperative that the cast should know what this novel is all about through a lot of reading sessions with the objective that we want them to perform in a serious musical and not a concert. We also gave an overview regarding the evolution of Kanser and how they were produced by Gantimpala Foundation through the years. And most importantly, we also tackled the nuances of the different characters of the novel. And how to immerse into the role they were to portray,” Fleras added.

 

           

 

 

There had been other Noli musicals and plays but most of them delved on the love story between Ibarra and Maria Clara. “Kanser@35 will reiterate its focus on the discourse between reform and revolution. The vision of “Kanser@35” from the very start is that it should be able to show parallelisms between the social realities of Rizal’s era with that of the present.

 

            Portraying the lead roles of Kanser@35 are Michael Pangilinan and Jacob Benedicto (Crisostomo Ibarra), Myramae Meneses (Maria Clara), Bodjie Pascua (Pilosopong Tasyo), Vien Alen King (Elias,) Kate Alejandrino and Michaela Fajardo (Sisa), Carlo Angelo Falcis (Padre Damaso), Carlo Mañalac (Padre Salvi), William Serrano (KapitanTiago),  Queen Mia  (Dona Victorina), Meldea Flor Chua (Consolacion). 

 

            The supporting cast include Albert Daniel Silos (Basilio), Angelo Gabriel Ilustre (Crispin), Joey de Guzman (Tiburcio), and Norman Peñaflorida (Alperes).

 

            The ensemble is composed of Glenda Liao (Sinang), Roxy Aldiosa (Tia Isabel), Jobeth Rozul, Iona Ventocilla (Maria Clara, understudy) Ma. Victoria Mina, Princess Perez, Francis Cruz III, Dusty Suarez (Lucas), Angelo Moratilla, Jonel Velado (Bruno), Jovito Bonita, Michael Galang, Roby Malubay (Tinyente Guevarra) Michael Jullian Musa and Syd Calam (Padre Salvi, understudy).

 

            The artistic team of Kanser@35 are Jomar Fleras (Playwright/Librettist), Franniel Zamora (Director), Gean Allain de Leon (Associate Director), Joed Balsamo (Composer/Musical Director), Paul Alexander Morales (Choreographer), Joseph Matheu (Lighting Director), Rards Corpus (Sound Engineer), Albert Figueras (Costume Designer), Joseph the Artist (Sand Art Visuals) and  Sonny Anecito (Set and Graphic Designer).

 

            The production team is composed of Charyl de Guzman (Production Manager), Roselle Buenaventura (Stage Manager), April Anne Dolot (Assistant Production Manager), Romer Gumban (Deputy Stage Manager)  Kielvin Recaido, Christian Lilagan and Riant Hernandez (Assistant Stage Managers), Neil Geronimo (Audio Spinner), Jovs Bonita (Dance Master), Vangie Inocencio (Wardrobe Mistress), Nonoy Ambriosio (Set-up Master), Diane Obado (Assistant LD/Boardman), Toots Tolentino (Publicist), Gean Allain de Leon (Social Media Manager), Jojit Lorenzo (Photography / Press Release), Amiel Kabigting, Rice Ramos (Photography /Collateral Materials), Patrick Layugan, Paulo Layugan, Jonille Dayal, Shax Siasoco (Videography).

Gantimpala Theater Foundation brings you
“KANSER@35 The Musical”

The play will start running on:

– August 28, 29, 2015 at AFP Theater 9AM / 12PM / 3PM
– September 4, 2015 at Star Theater 9AM / 12PM / 3PM
– September 11, 12, 2015 at SM Southmall 11AM / 2PM
– September 17, 2015 at Malolos, Bulacan 10AM / 2PM
– October 10, 2015 at Baliuag, Bulacan 10AM / 2PM

For Ticket reservation / Show bookings, you may call Gantimpala Theater Marketing at 998-5622 and 872-0261.
See you at the Theater!


Connect to KANSER@35 online through the following social media networks:
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/gantimpala

Twitter: @gantimpalatf
Instagram: @gantimpalatf

 

See you at the theater!

michael pangilinan shines at the press launch of KANSER, THE MUSICAL!

 

As he delivered the lines of the song he was singing, a blogger felt “awed”.

Very much just like the character he was portraying in a new musical theater production of Gantimpala Theater Foundation…

Very cool voice, precise, magnetic.

A great transformation from a matinee image to a first-class theater performer…

from RNB, to pop… now to classical style.

Indeed, he SHINES.

 

HIS NAME: MICHAEL PANGILINAN.

 

During the recently-concluded press launch of Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s musical revival this time of the longest-running theater production “KANSER”, a teaser was shown to a selected group of media bloggers and press people. And in a couple of musical numbers, Michael Pangilinan’s presence was very much felt. He shone so bright. His magnetic attack on delivering classical songs from his very first musical play was surely incredible.

A new theater actor is born.

Congratulations and more power!

 

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

 

michael pangilinan shines
michael pangilinan shines
MICHAEL PANGILINAN: VERY MUCH LIKE DR. JOSE RIZAL/CRISOSTOMO IBARRA!
MICHAEL PANGILINAN: VERY MUCH LIKE DR. JOSE RIZAL/CRISOSTOMO IBARRA!
michael pangilina as crisostomo ibarra, with myramae menesses as maria clara in gantimpala theater foundation's "KANSER, THE MUSICAL"
michael pangilina as crisostomo ibarra, with myramae menesses as maria clara in gantimpala theater foundation’s “KANSER, THE MUSICAL”
michael pangilina with blogger sssip (a.k.a, robert manuguid silverio)
michael pangilina with blogger sssip (a.k.a, robert manuguid silverio)

 

KANSER@35!!!

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“KANSER@35”
(BY DR. JOSE RIZAL)
LIBRETTO BY JOMAR FLERAS
MUSIC BY JED BALSAMO
CHOREOGRAPHY BY PAUL ALEXANDER MORALES
DIRECTED BY FRANNIEL ZAMORA
PRESENTED BY GANTIMPALA THEATER FOUNDATION

— KANSER – the longest running play in Philippine theater celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and it will be presented as a musical production.
Witness the unfolding of the lives of Crisostomo Ibarra, Maria Clara, Sisa, Padre Damaso and other characters from Noli Me Tangere.

“KILABOT NG MGA KOLEHIYALA” IN PERSON OF MICHAEL PANGILINAN ALTERNATES WITH NEW ASPIRING STAR JACOB BENEDICTO AS CRISOSTOMO IBARRA IN THIS NEW MASTERPIECE OF A PLAY, DIRECTED BY FRANNIEL ZAMORA.

Over the past seasons, KANSER has always been staged as a straight play and it is considered as the ” longest running play in Philippine theater.
For this year, it will be presented for the first time as a musical theater production.
Opens Aug. 28 – Sept. 12.
For details, call 998-5622; 872-0261.

(from sssip*— “I so love the ‘duality’ concept of Crisostomo Ibarra on this great poster of Kanser, the Musical!”)

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