Don Bosco Makati stages life of Dominic Savio, Jan 30


In this photo, Francis Villacorta (seated) is surrounded by the cast of Dominic. This concert-drama will be staged at Don Bosco Makati on January 30, 2009.



Dominic is the first production of Francis Villacorta Presents that will be staged at Don Bosco Makati on January 30, 2009. It is a concert-drama on the life of Dominic Savio, the boy saint who led a blessed life and died in his teens. A student of St. John Bosco, the young boy lived by the motto: "Death but not Sin."

During his lifetime, Dominic exemplified the fine qualities of youth and exhibited all the virtues of a saint.

Performing in Dominic are Christian Vallaser, Richard Manabat, Andrei David, Troy De Guzman, Gina Villa, Abel Napuran, Patrick Jimenez, Jahymarie Villacorta, John Rhoderey and Joshua Matthew Dizon, Robert Correa and Perry EscaƱo. The play also features an interactive band performance by the Rollback Band.

According to talent-manager Francis Villacorta, the writer and director of Dominic, he is helming this project to impart important lessons to today's youth.

"The lives of saints and men and women of history offer so many lessons and I find their stories of transformations and redemption very appealing. The many tribulations they faced and how they triumphed from it all present so many lessons and inspiration, which sad to say barely reach the young, that is why I am making them as plays."

"Through our offerings in Francis Villacorta Presents, we will bring this advocacy of mine to fruition and we see theater as the best medium to use for this cause since we all know the power of theater to inform, entertain and educate," he adds.

In February, Francis Villacorta Presents the Jose P. Laurel Story, a play chronicling the life of former President Laurel from his youth to the founding of the Lyceum of the Philippines; and come March, The Life of Saint Augustine, a musical on the life of Augustine of Hippo, set to the music of Waldy del Rosario.

In August till the end of 2009, the following productions will come to life on stage: The Chronicles of Narnia, a trilogy of O. Henry Stories specifically The Last Leaf, After Twenty Years and The Gift of the Magi, stage adaptations of Cinema Paradiso and La Strada, and works of Fransico Baltazar.

Francis Villacorta Presents Dominic is slated on January 30, 2009, 6pm., at the Savio Dome, Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati.

For more information about Dominic and other Francis Villacorta Presents productions, contact numbers are 524-8454/0915-5832697/0906-4034865 or send an email to fabulousfrancois@yahoo.com

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