Rizal stage play takes form

Play director Armando Reyes, right, coaches actor Manny Diel (playing Rizal) for a scene in the hero's cell.      // Photo credit: JKPimentel
Play director Armando Reyes, right, coaches actor Manny Diel (playing Rizal) for a scene in the hero's cell. // Photo credit: JKPimentel
The cast of late Leonor Orosa Goquinco’s one-act stage play, Her son, Jose Rizal, went into rehearsals in earnest yesterday at a makeshift stage in Hiyas Ng Bayan child care centre, Mount Pritchard southwest of Sydney.

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.

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One Response to "Rizal stage play takes form"

  1. Juvenal   July 31, 2016 at 2:16 am

    magandang araw po,

    Ako po si Juvenal isang psychology faculty ng Emilio Aguinaldo College. Nais ko po sanang itanong kong saan po pwede makahanap ng script patungkol sa buhay ni rizal.ito po ang aming naisip na paraan para sariwain ang at ipagdiwang ang araw ng bayani sa pamamagitan ng pagsasadula na gaganapin namin sa araw ng bayani Agosto 29 ng kasalukuyang taon.

    sana po matulungan ninyo po kami kasama ng aking mga estudyante sa Rizal.

    lubos na nagpapasalamat,
    Juvenal

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