Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Palm Sunday is Papet Pasyon!

Lola Amel with Magdalena, Jesus and Batang Lalaki. Photo from Teatrong Mulat.

Once a year, we bring the puppets called Jesus, Maria, Juan, Magdalena, Pedro, Tomas, Felipe, and Judas out of their sleeping bags (i.e. boxes) for the annual free show, Papet Pasyon. Last Sunday was our first rehearsal, so that explains why "Jerusalem, Jerusalem" keeps playing in my head. Happens every time.

Of course, I'm inviting everyone to come see our Holy Week show! It's free, so all you'll really worry about is transportation! :-D Here's the invite I sent by email.

(the Philippines' 1st and only children's senakulo in puppetry)
April 5, 2009/Palm Sunday
3:00 & 5:30 pm
Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Teatro Papet Museo
64 Mapagkawanggawa St., Teachers Village, Quezon City
for details call 921.9773, 929.0895, 0918.903.2040

Directions from Quezon Memorial Circle: Take Commonwealth Ave., RIGHT on Masaya St. (before Mercury Philcoa; corner w/ tricycles, Ministop and Bank of Commerce) LEFT on Maginhawa St. go straight until you see Holy Family School. Theater on the left side in front of Talleres de Nazaret.

From Katipunan: Take CP Garcia, go straight when you see National Stud Farm turn LEFT. RIGHT on Magiting St. when you see Ministop turn RIGHT (Maginhawa St.). Next street to your LEFT is Mapagkawanggawa. Theater on the left side in front of Talleres de Nazaret.


In 1977, Prof. Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio was invited by the Dept of Speech and Drama to present one of her plays. Originally a playwright for adult audiences, Prof. Bonifacio decided to present Abadeja: Ang Ating Sinderella, a puppet play based on a Visayan folktale. It was performed in cooperation with DUP and UP Rep Company. Moved by the enthusiasm and spurred by her own long-standing dream of forming a children's theater group, Prof Bonifacio founded TEATRONG MULAT NG PILIPINAS (1977). "Mulat" means to open and to awaken; hence, a theater to awaken children to the beauty and richness not only of their own culture, but of still unfamiliar Asian cultures. Papet Pasyon was first staged in 1985. Visit www.mulat.org for more info.

See you there, folks!


WillyJ said...

Good! It's very near our place. I'll bring my wife and the two younger kids to the 5:30pm show. See you folks then!

petrufied said...

Yippee! Yup, see ya then, WillyJ!

WillyJ said...

Gosh I almost forgot. I'll be in Cebu tomorrow to fetch the kids. There's a CFC-Youth For Christ convention over there. It's a pity we'll miss this puppet event. Good luck and have a blessed Palm Sunday!

petrufied said...

Hi there, WillyJ! Sayang! But thanks! We're going to be featured in The Probe Team this Wed 11:30pm if i got the sched right ;)