Aside from teaching and writing, I am doing some directing these days.
Stage is my first love. But there came a point when I had to choose between acting and debating, and I chose the latter–which should explain my theatrical debating style.
Witnessing people’s creativity gives me a different kind of high. My students in Society and Culture, who are majoring in either Civil Engineering or Accountancy, are also thrilled to discover the actors in them.
I am beginning to think that I might be reaching for more than what my hands could contain. Still, this artistic endeavor is worth squeezing into my daily grind, which has become terribly fast the past weeks.
Your karikna loves watching plays. Unfortunately, there are not many productions in this part of the universe.
So, I thought of initiating one, not only so that I could watch, but more because I believe in theater’s power to transform consciousness.
Entrance is free, but seat reservations must be made ahead.
March 9, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
MMSU-CAS Audiovisual Room
About the Play
“Mutya ng Saging” (The Banana Fairy), a work of Palanca-winner Leoncio Deriada , is an adventurous look at one man’s journey into the depths of Philippine folklore. Philip, an American, discovers the legend of a mysterious amulet that holds tremendous powers and good fortune, the anting-anting.
Enticed by the stories of old by local villagers, Socio-anthropologist Philip Parker embarks on an adventure that brings him into the darkness of the Banana Tree Jungle where he sets out a quest to find this banana fairy. But to the foreigner’s shock and horror appears the guardian of this mystical jewel, the beastly creature known as the Kapre.
Will his urge to possess the banana fairy succeed? Or will the towering Kapre, control Philip’s destiny?