Marikit Na! features a sympathetic manananggal, a talking rat, and more

Brace yourself, it's going to be a fun ride!


( It's not always easy to be a fan of the performing arts these days. It can be pricey, plus it takes effort (read: dressing up. Facing traffic. You know the drill). DITO: Bahay ng Sining, however, has a different take on performance arts.


From September 9 to 10 and 16 to 18, Marikina theater café-slash-art space DITO: Bahay ng Sining, through Ikarus Theatre Collaborative, gives you an original Pinoy rock musical titled Marikit Na! Yes, you can enjoy a cup of coffee (or even a bottle of beer) while experiencing a play that’s definitely Pinoy.



Marikit Na! features tales of magic, fairies, and the supernatural woven into the long history of Marikina City—even before it became known for its shoe industry. The story spans three periods of colonization and celebrates how the city stood strong despite the turmoil. It is written and directed by Palanca awardee BJ Crisostomo IV (God of the Machine, End of the Gallows, Ang Prinsipito), choreographed by Jomelle Era and Vincent Soliven, and put to music by Tiemponado.




This musical is open to both kids and adults, to theater geeks and newbies, and anyone interested in exploring a new medium of expression.


Marikit Na! runs on September 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7 p.m., and on September 10, 18 at 3 p.m. at DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina Street, Concepcion Uno, Marikina City. Tickets are priced at P350. For more information, visit Marikit Na!’s Facebook page, e-mail, or contact Shine at 0920-958-4371.


Photos from Marikit Na!’s Facebook page

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