By Marlon A. Loterte
LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) — After more than a decade when it was first crafted and staged in the early 1990s, the theater play, “Gayon (Beauty)” will once again reveal the same environmental issues that it confronted in a one-night only show in celebration of the Kasanggayahan Festival of Sorsogon Province.
“Originally titled as Reyna Gayon (Queen of Beauty), the theater play is a re-staging of the play produced in the early 1990s which is a commentary on the environmental issues of that decade still very relevant to present day,” Community-Based Theater Group (CBTG) Bukawel Performing Arts Artistic Director Dan Razo said.
CBTG is among the pioneer member organizations of the Sorsogon Arts Council (SAC) under the theater arts discipline.
Written by Professor Julio Mendoza of the Bicol University and directed by Razo who also acted as the choreographer, “Gayon” is the official entry to the 6th Tanghal in Luzon, during the Philippine Arts Festival held at Baguio City last February 2012.
During this Kasanggayahan Festival, the play will be the opener for the first night of the festival on October 8 , 7 p.m. at the Sorsogon Provincial Capitol Park together with CBTG’s Percuzionizta Band.
The show is open to the public for free. The Kasanggayahan Festival this year will open on October 8 and will end on October 17, the foundation day of Sorsogon province. (MAL/JJJP-SAC-PIA5)