Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Environmental concerns take center stage in Kasanggayahan Fest Theater Play

SORSOGON CITY, OCT 9 – After more than a decade when it was first crafted and staged in the early 1990’s, the theater play, “Gayon (Beauty)” once again revealed the same environmental issues that it confronted in a one-night only show in celebration of the Kasanggayahan Festival of Sorsogon Province.

Originally titled as Reyna Gayon (Queen of Beauty), the theater play is a re-staging of the theater play produced in the early 1990’s which is a commentary on the environmental issues of that decade which is still very relevant in the present day,” Community-Based Theater Group (CBTG) Bukawel Performing Arts Artistic Director Dan Razo said. CBTG is among the pioneer member organizations of the Sorsogon Arts Council (SAC) under the theater arts discipline.

Written by Professor Julio Mendoza of the Bicol University and directed by Razo who also acted as the choreographer, “Gayon” is the official entry to the 6th Tanghal in Luzon, during the Philippine Arts Festival held at Baguio City last February 2012.

This Kasanggayahan Festival, the play was showcased as an opener for the first night of the festival on October 8, 2012 at the Sorsogon Provincial Capitol Park together with CBTG’s Percuzionizta Band. The show was open to public for free. The Kasanggayahan Festival this year officially kicked off on October 8 and will end on October 17, the foundation day of Sorsogon province. (JJPerez, SAC/PIA Sorsogon)

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