After numerous standing ovations, sixty hugely packed shows witnessed by students and teachers who came in droves, PETA's Noli at Fili Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil) is back for a re-run! Since it's last curtain call, many have requested for a repeat of the production. Because of its powerful message and ingenious direction that left some audience members in tears, it became a favorite among viewers.
An anonymous email was sent to PETA stating: "I hope you can continue to extend the show for a few more months for the people who are interested to wake up. For our country where corruption is still rampant and old politics still reigns. I believe its our obligation to make a stand for the good and interest of our country and our children."
In re-creating Rizal's classic novels for present-day audiences, Noli at Fili Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil) penned by noted academic and scholar Nic Tiongson, uses language that is accessible to everyone. One critic even points out, "It is Tiongson's keen understanding of Rizal's works that enables him to invest his work with imagination and creativity."
The production also employed underscoring, swift movement and action scenes and crafty lighting to set an atmosphere of discontent in a small town suffering from illegal logging in the Sierra Madre.
This PETA production directed by Soxie Topacio offers a new take on the 19th century novels: a historic take-off, the liberation of Maria Clara and the rebirth of the nation through the grassroots and community offorts.
Noli at Fili Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil) boasts a brilliant cast of veteran actors and young thespians: Lex Marcos, Robert Seña, Bembol Roco, Bodgie Pascua, Jack Yabut, Julia Enriquez, Buddy Caramat, Jojo Atienza, Jeffrey Hernandez, Joel Saracho, Marichu Belarmino, Joshua Deocareza, Upeng Galang-Fernandez, Ian Segarra, She Maala, Neomi Gonzales, George de Jesus, Raffy Tejada, Joel Molina, Jess Evardone, Ryan Alfonso and Paolo Rodriguez.
Opening PETA's 42nd Theater Season, the production is scheduled to have 24 performances at the Theater Center every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (10:00 am and 3:00 pm) from July 17-August 9.
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