For its 32nd theater season, Dulaang UP, the official theater group of the University of the Philippines, stages Ang Pasyon ni Kristo.
Based on the Wakefield Cycle of 32 Mystery Plays, Ang Pasyon ni Kristoretells the Passion of the Christ—from His baptism in the River Jordan up to His Resurrection.
Mystery Plays presenting Biblical stories were first performed in Europe over 700 years ago, usually in mid June on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The name "mystery" play comes from an old French word (mystere) for the Guilds, or union of craftsmen, workers and laborers, which financed and mounted the plays. The plays were collectively called a Mystery Cycle because they were performed in a sequence beginning with God's creation of the world and ending with God at the end of the world on Judgment Day.
Directed by Tony Mabesa from the Filipino translation by Jon Lazam, Ang Pasyon ni Kristo stars Romnick Sarmenta as Jesus Christ and Stella Cañete as the Virgin Mary.
Ang Pasyon ni Kristo will run from July 18-29 and August 8-12 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall Bldg., UP Diliman, Q.C.
For inquiries, please call 433-7840 (Dulaang UP) or 920-5301 loc. 2449 (UP trunkline) or 09192160440 (BJ Borja, Production Manager, Ang Pasyon ni Kristo).