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Back on stage (and online), here’s all 12 of this year’s Virgin Labfest “Hinga” new roster of plays, ranked and reviewed.

It’s a fascinating premise: how politics need to be so calculated that winning or losing might hinge on how one shows up on the ballot–but this is only the pretense that brings Doc back to his dirt-poor beginnings.

“This musical, when in its form, gives you a glimpse of how today’s politicking has been going on for over a century, that the things today’s Filipinos are fighting for, and are dying for, are the same things our lauded national heroes have been fighting and dying for.”

“To an almost literal degree, they’re all stories of women taking their present circumstances head on and preparing themselves for the future. And what better theme to explore these days when we’re all–Filipino women and all genders alike–are on the precipice of great change?”

This RSC production is packed with stage magic, affecting performances, and a classic story fit for all ages.

This Jade Castro-penned musical remake of the hit 90s show is a cacophony of themes and terrible teens.