Cancer, a nightmare that kills! An illness that could spread out rapidly in our body and before we know it, too much damage has been done and it is too late for us to recover! This is probably what our national hero had in mind when writing one of his novels, the Noli Me Tangere.
He perfectly described the condition of our society during his time by comparing it to this fatal condition, a social cancer! Noli Me Tangere follows a story of Crisostomo Ibarra who came back to Philippines seven years after learning about his father’s unfortunate fate. Ibarra was reunited with his family and also with Maria Clara, his childhood sweetheart and eventually his fiancé. However, things drastically changed as soon as Ibarra learned the real truth behind his father’s death.
|Sino nga ba ang tunay na buhaya ng lipunan?|
|Crisostomo Ibarra is played by Carlo Mañalac|
|the breakable scene of Ibarra and Maria Clara|
Another interesting addition to the play is the character of “Tikong” played by Abel Napunar (also the man behind Pilosopong Tasyo). Tikong is more like a parodied version of President Duterte who will appear from time to time during the play. His attack might somehow look comical but the words being thrown by him are truly powerful, a perfect reflection of our modern society. I personally find this approach truly impressive as it makes the story a lot more relevant to younger generations. A story that millenials can easily relate with while still being an effective platform that can ignite people’s sense of nationalism.
|the powerhouse cast of Kanser Updated 2016|
SEE YOU AT THE THEATER !!!!!
Review and photos by : Milton Coyne
Editted by : Axl Guinto