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‘Contra Mundum’, Ang Larawan Musical Concert, to Stream this Weekend

‘Contra Mundum’, Ang Larawan Musical Concert, to Stream this Weekend

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Contra Mundum, the Ang Larawan musical concert that was staged at The Metropolitan Theater (the MET) last May 6, will now stream online this Saturday, May 20, at 7pm.

The concert will stream via the Facebook pages of The Metropolitan Theater, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Project Saysay, Intramuros Administration (IA), and the Department of Education (DepEd).

Performers in the show include artists from the theater, film, and television industries– Rachel Alejandro, Hajji Alejandro, Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino, Kakai Bautista, Nonie Buencamino, Roeder Camañag, Ricky Davao, Dulce, Bituin Escalante, Jaime Fabregas, Nonoy Froilan, Audie Gemora, Nanette Inventor, Agot Isidro, Karylle, Celeste Legaspi, Jojit Lorenzo, Sandino Martin, Bodjie Pascua, Jericho Rosales, Aicelle Santos, Markki Stroem, Kakki Teodoro, Mitch Valdes, Nyoy Volante, Mikkie Bradshow-Volante, and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Alice Reyes Dance Philippines.Contra Mundum is produced by Celeste Legaspi, Girlie Rodis, and Aaron Veloso and directed by Chris Millado, with musical direction by Ryan Cayabyab. They are joined by Nelson Yadao (choreography), Winter David (set design), Barbie Tan-Tiongco (lighting design), Salvador Bernal, Gino Gonzales, Francis Libiran, at Bonsai Cielo (costume design), CJ Despuez (technical direction), and Rards Corpus (projection design).

Ang Larawan is based on the original play by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, translated in Filipino by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio, with music by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and original costume design by National Artist for Theater and Design Salvador Bernal. Set in Intramuros right before WWII, it follows the plight of unmarried sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, the daughters of high-profile painter Don Lorenzo Marasigan.

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