Unrequited love is a bitch. It’s one of those things you’d much prefer not to experience in life, however, it happens. It always does. MULA SA BUWAN is a musical adaptation of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Although it retains the plot of unrequited love, question of beauty and the relentless battle against compromise–it has now been reimagined to tell a more familiar story: ours.
It doesn’t just talk about unreciprocated love. No, friends, the setting is in 1940s Manila, among young ROTC cadets and blushing colegialas, the play shows the innocence and freedom of a nation at the cusp of independence. Sarsuwela, harana, kundiman, camaraderie, wit, passion, and hope abound! However, when World War II strikes, virtue, honor and love are all tested – the young now forced to suddenly become men.
The play moves to a time after the war, to a field of rubble, of forgotten memories, of heroes lost in a country struggling to survive. At the center of it all, the unforgettable unrequited love of Cyrano, Roxane and Christian.
Apart from being a captivating production, MULA SA BUWAN is also very relevant. This year, they commemorate the 75th Araw ng Kagitingan. MULA SA BUWAN shall be one of very few plays to center on our history and heroes. Truly, it’s a perfect material to supplement any HISTORY, FILIPINO, ART or MUSIC class.
This February 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 2017 (3PM & 7:30PM), Black Box Productions brings back to the stage the Filipino musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac entitled “Mula sa Buwan” at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo. Don’t miss out!
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