The play on the life of Rizal covers his childhood and significant events before his execution by a Spanish firing squad. It goes through the arrest of his mother Teodora by civil guards, a fiesta scene with the Governor General, Rizal’s cell detention and his farewell to his mother.
Producer-director Armando Reyes went through reading and blocking four scenes of the play with his cast, which included actor RJ Rosales, who was in for a week before travelling to Singapore and returning in June.
Rosales plays the role of a youthful Jose Rizal, while local Manny Diel plays the 35-year-old Rizal. The child Rizal is played is played by Elijah Merjudio.
In the role of Rizal’s mother, Dona Teodora, is Marilyn Mendez. The role of Rizal’s elder brother, Paciano, is played by Marcel de Vera, and in the role of Rizal’s sister Choleng is Arianne Milan.
Her Son, Jose Rizal opens on Sunday, June 19, at the Mann Theatre in Surry Hills, Sydney.