The Romance of Magno Rubio at Hollywood

Last night I was watching the news at ABS-CBN they are talking about “Ang Romansa ni Magno Rubio” is the Tagalog translation of the Lonnie Carter play “The Romance of Magno Rubio,” which is based on a story by Filipino writer Carlos Bulosan. Carlos Bulosan’s short story on the trials and triumphs of the Filipino Spirit in the Migrant Fields of 1930’s California. They showed some parts of the show and upon noticing that my cousin “Eymard Meneses Cabling” is one of the cast of the show. The last time I saw my cousin was 2009 that I tag along with him at New York for his audition for Miss Saigon.  I can say that my cousin sings so well that I am very proud of him that he is pursuing his dreams to be a excellent theater actor . I hope someday that my cousin can come to the Philippines and perform here so that all our relatives can watch him. I miss his crazy jokes and antics.

The Romance of Magno Rubio / Ang Romansa ni Magno Rubio
at Ford Ampitheatre
Presented by PAE Live!
NOV 4 – DEC 11, 2011

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

For more information about tickets and schedules you can click on this link Ford Ampitheatre


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