Presented by PAE Live!
Lonnie Carter’s OBIE award-winning play The Romance of Magno Rubio is a high-energy stage adaptation of Carlos Bulosan‘s seminal short story about a love struck Filipino migrant worker in 1930s California. The play uses uses clever word play, rhymes, rhythms and Philippine love songs (“kundimans”), to reveal the lives of migrant workers, their struggles and dreams and their longings for home and a better life.
Dual casts perform the play in rep, one in English and the other in Tagalog, the premier language of the Philippines. This is the world premiere of Ang Romansa ni Magno Rubio, a new translation into Tagalog of The Romance of Magno Rubio by renowned Filipino actor Bernardo Bernardo, who also directs. Phenomenal actor JonJon Briones will play Magno Rubio in both casts.
Written by Lonnie Carter
Based on the short story by Carlos Bulosan
Filipino translation by Bernardo Bernardo
Directed by Bernardo Bernardo
Cast: Jon Jon Briones (Magno Rubio), Antoine Reynaldo Diel (Prudencio), Elizabeth Rainey (Clarabelle), and Muni Zano (narrator) each appear in both the English (E) and Tagalog (T) casts, while Giovanni Ortega (E) and Frederick Edwards (T) share the role of Nick; Erick Esteban (E) and Gelo Francisco (T) are Claro; and Eymard Cabling (E) and Jet Montelibano (T) double as Atoy.
Musical direction is by Gelo Francisco; choreography is by Peter De Guzman; fight choreography is by Felix Roiles; scenic design is by Akeime Mitterlehner; lighting design is by Gerry Linsangan; sound design is by Rani de Leon; projection design is by John Geronillo; costume design is by Dori Quan; production stage manager is Jaclyn Kalkhurst; associate producer is Lorely Trinidad; producer is Ed Ramolete; and executive producers are Ted Benito and Paul Policarpio
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