MULA SA BUWAN: A New Musical About Love And Defiance
UPDATE: The musical is coming back for a rerun this February!
Run: February 18-19, 24-26
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Seventy-five years ago, bombs rained all over Manila.
Mula sa Buwan is a new Filipino musical about love, ideals, and the heartbreaks in between.
About the Musical
Based on ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, the play is now set in 1940s Manila, among young ROTC cadets and blushing colegialas. Mula Sa Buwan shows the innocence and beauty of our nation where music, harana, kundiman, wit, passion, and hope abound! However, when World War II strikes, virtue, honor, and love are all tested – the young now forced to suddenly… grow up.
The story moves to a time after the war, to a field of ruble, of forgotten memories, of heroes lost in a country struggling to survive. At the center of it all, the unforgettable love story between Cyrano, Roxane and Christian.
In 2011, it was adapted by Pat Valera & William Manzano transforming the timeless piece into a Filipino musical. The preview shows were well-received both by the audience and critics. Truly, it captivated the hearts of the public.
Since then, the duo has patiently reworked the material to make it more moving and relevant. This year, December 2016, a full, grand, and elaborate production will grace the stage – once more bringing laughter, tears and remembrance to a broader market.
About Cyrano de Bergerac
CYRANO DE BERGERAC is a well-loved popular play. It has been staged numerous times abroad, adapted into film, and is a main reference for themes of unrequited love:
Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with Roxane, but he’s too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian, falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano’s help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian’s name, and Roxane doesn’t realize that it’s Cyrano’s words she falls for. She marries Christian, and Cyrano continues to keep the other man’s secret, even after tragedy strikes.
Our Unsung Heroes
THE PLAY IS INSPIRED BY ACTUAL PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT FOR US
Through meticulous research, MULA SA BUWAN pairs itself with history. In particular, the play is inspired by the ROTC HUNTERS: a young group of college students who decided to become guerillas and fight for our freedom.
Nicco Manalo and Boo Gabunada as CYRANO
KL Dizon as ROXANE
Edward Benosa and Fred Lo as CHRISTIAN
The Artistic Team of MULA SA BUWAN is made up of seasoned and award-winning artists mainly from DULAANG UNIBERSIDAD NG PILIPINAS (DUP).
CONCEPT, DIRECTION, & BOOK- Pat Valera
ORIGINAL LYRICS- Pat Valera and William Manzano
ORIGINAL MUSIC- William Manzano
MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT- TJ Ramos
PRODUCTION DESIGN- Ohm David
LIGHTING DESIGN- Meliton Roxas
DRAMATURGY- Katherine Sabate
CHOREOGRAPHY- JM Cabling
BLACK BOX PRODUCTIONS is the producing arm of BLACK BOX COLLAB, INC – a premium agency for creatives and events that has been part of numerous successful campaigns and programs, either as collaborator or main producer. For more details, you can check out blckbx.com
Dec. 2-4, 2016- 3PM & 8PM
Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila, Katipunan, Quezon City
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