Cherry Pie Picache, JC Santos, and more star in this upcoming Martial Law play
Buwan at Baril sa Eb Major opens on January 26.
(SPOT.ph) New theater company Sugid Productions Inc. mounts Buwan at Baril sa Eb Major from January 26 to February 12 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. Written by Chris Millado and first staged by Philippine Educational Theater Association in 1985, it tackles different lives bound by repression under the regime of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
“We want to engage in the current discourse of human rights and Martial Law,” director Andoy Ranay said about the re-run in this time of extrajudicial killings and post-burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Buwan at Baril sa sa Eb Major also presents a star-studded cast. Cherry Pie Picache, known for her award-winning movies Foster Child and Bridal Shower, plays the role of a wife retrieving the body of her slain rebel husband. Jackielou Blanco's character is a socialite preparing to join a rally while Angeli Bayani essays the role of the Babaeng Itawis, a member of an indigenous tribe ravaged by military forces.
JC Santos, who has successfully crossed from theater to television after playing lead in the teleserye Till I Met You, comes back to the stage to play the role of a priest. Other members of the cast are Crispin Pineda as the Magsasaka; Danny Mandia and Mano Domingo alternate as the manggagawa; Ross Pesigan as the Estudyante interrogated by a police officer played by Joel Saracho alternating with Paolo O’Hara; and Jojit Lorenzo who alternates for Santos.
Buwan at Baril sa Eb Major runs from January 26 to February 12 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. Tickets, priced at P1,500, are available through Ticketworld.