Teatro Tomasino, the official university-wide theater guild of the University of Santo Tomas, celebrates its 39th year with a commemoration to Philippine culture and its past. This takes form as a thought-provoking portrayal of Bonifacio P. Ilagan’s “Hindi Na Muli” this coming December 1 and 2 at the University of Santo Tomas, Tan Yan Kee AVR, under the direction of the organization’s alumni, J.H. Garcia. With the theme, “Let thy art illuminate”, a theatrical show will be presented to shed light on the events that transpired a few significant years back.
In their anniversary production, Teatro Tomasino emphasizes the need to reveal how our country’s grim past was buried underneath claims and “unproven” accusations. Witness as Lolo Veni and his family attest to the era that stripped the people off their rights, and had actively rejected common human decency.
The production exposes the brutality of Martial Law through the story of a family who were mauled and raped by the regime. As they were also the activists who screamed their throats hoarse against the Marcoses, they contest the willingness of the Marcos supporters who turn a blind eye as propagation of false notions about their legacy continues.
Through a theater experience that will confront beliefs and challenge morals, Teatro Tomasino presents the current social issues of the Philippines, from extrajudicial killings to the probable de novo Martial Law: will you turn a blind eye or will you make a stand? Would you let it happen again or never again?
Hindi na Muli will run on the following dates: December 1-2 at 10AM, 1PM, 4PM, and 7PM, at the Tan Yan Kee Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas.
For tickets and inquiries, visit the Teatro Tomasino Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Teatro Tomasino) or follow them at Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @teatrotomasino. You can also contact Jenny at 0906 236 9492 or Andrea at 0915 263 6605.
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