Tanghalang Ateneo's "Walang Sugat"

Arts and Culture
Henry Lee Irwin Theater
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines

About the Event

This February, love blossoms in the midst of war in the Ateneo de Manila University's production of Walang Sugat, a sarsuwela by Severino Reyes and Fulgencio Tolentino. This will be the Ateneo's first major sarsuwela and the culmination of the school's three-year Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Regarded as Severino Reyes' masterpiece, Walang Sugat broadly underscores the injustice of Spanish rule even as it dances around the cruel fate of the young lovers Tenyong and Julia with humor and song. Set in the final leg of the Philippine Revolution, Tenyong is forced to leave behind his childhood sweetheart Julia to join the Katipunan. Meanwhile, Julia's mother pressures her into marrying the wealthy Miguel instead. With no word from Tenyong as the battle prolongs, Julia gives in, but her wedding is interrupted by the fatally wounded Tenyong, who returns with a dying wish.

The production is directed by Ricardo Abad, under the musical direction of Josefino Tolledo. Jonjon Villareal handles lights design while Dexter Santos choreographs. Set and costumes will be designed by National Artist Salvador Bernal.

Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ateneo de Manila University's program 500@150, which aims to raise money for 500 scholarships this year, and to Agenda for Hope.

About 500@150

Ateneo's campaign for 500 new scholarships under the Sesquicentennial banner provides an enduring and meaningful dimension to the celebration of the school's 150 years of service to the nation. The sesquicentennial's three themes of celebrating excellence, deepening spirituality and building the nation have their basis in Ateneo's mission to form leaders "men and women for others" - who are the ultimate measure of her success.

Ateneo's continuing and compelling endeavor through the years has been is to attract the best and the brightest from all over the country, regardless of their economic circumstances. The campaign involves the collaborative efforts of all sectors and levels of the school, from the Board of Trustees to the basic operating units and offices. We have spread the word about the need to fund these scholarships, reaching out to alumni within and beyond the Philippines, in their places of work, in their regions of activity, among the year batches and programs and school organizations.

Ticket Price: P250

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