The cast and crew of “Her Son, Jose Rizal” are all set for the staging of Leonor Orosa-Goquinco’s stage play.
An initiative of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney and organised by the Rizal Park Movement of Campbelltown, the stage play is to raise funds for the construction of a foundation pedestal at the Rizal Park in Rosemeadow for a 5 metre Rizal statue sculpted by well-known Filipino sculptor Eduardo Castrillo.
“The statue is expected to be installed in June this year in time for the conclusion of the 150th birth anniversary of the Philippine national hero,” said RPMC president Rey Manoto adding that the installation of the Rizal statue is one of the priority projects of Philippine Ambassador Belen Anota.
“We are quite pleased that preparations are progressing smoothly,” Manoto said.
The play will be staged at the Campbelltown Arts Centre for three days, March 9 (Friday) and March 10 (Saturday) at 7pm, with two matinee shows scheduled on March 10 and March 11 (Sunday) at 2pm.
Members of the cast and crew are:
Director – Fr Larry Tolentino
Technical Director – Jack Tupas
Production Manager – Elsa Collado
Event Manager – Lita Smith
Angelo Refuerzo – Rizal Lead Role
Isabel Delgado and Belen Mendoza – Dona Teodora
Gerard Jalando-on Louis – Pepe, young Rizal
Elijah “Ylai”Merjudio – Alternate Pepe
Tom Baena – Rizal in cell
Marianne Cuasay and Isajane Noble – Soledad
Rie Manaloto, Patric Patacsil and Tom Merjudio – Paciano
Danny Rosales and Ruperto Demonteverde – Governor Izquierdo
Bob Mendoza and Ruperto Demonteverde – Priest
Gerry Musa – Mayor
Bookings and tickets at 0412 269 494 (Lita Smith), 9820 8007 (Aida Duyvestyn) and 0404 085 315 (Maris Manoto).