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Tagalog 2019

  • Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

TAGALOG 2019, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines, with live English translation creatively woven throughout the evening. In its third year, Tagalog 2019 will bring to life stories deeply specific in its language and culture and yet universal in our human experiences of new love, friendships formed from struggle, and fears of alien abduction. Three new playwrights from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines will make their U.S. debut in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District.

Ensayo (Rehearal) by Juan Ekis. Lolo (grandpa) Peds anxiously waits for his acting partner Lola (grandma) Tisha, as the amateur actors work through a scene for the first time in their lives, they discover that they are in for a little more than just a rehearsal. Directed by Joe Cascasan.

"Labor Room" by Ma. Cecilia Maki Culvera de la Rosa. Three women meet in a busy delivery room. As expectant mothers come and go, they build a short and sweet friendship. Amid want, loss, and grim possibilities, these women give birth to hope." Directed by Aureen Almario and Laura Priscilla Paule.

Mga Bata sa Selda 43 (The Kids In Cell 43) by Rolin Migyuel Cadallo Obina. Philip and his younger brother, Ino, are ordinary, playful children from the slums, who were kidnapped by aliens...so they thought. But their dreams of escaping to reunite with their mother shatter when they meet Ed. Directed by A. Samson Manalo.

Featuring Akiko Aspillaga, Kathlyn Cabrera, Nic Feliciano, Nix Guirre, Faye Lacanilao, Russelle Anne, Bryan Palac, JC Quimpo, Sunshine Roque, and Tina Shauf-Bajar.

We invite everyone to witness Bindlestiffs TAGALOG 2019, a one-of-a-kind production that exemplifies the unique arts & culture of SOMA Pilipinas.

October 17 - November 2, 2019
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
October 17th, Community Preview @ 8pm.
Opening Night, October 18th @ 8pm. Reception immediately following, catered by local vendors.
October 19, 26, and November 2, Matinee @ 3pm.

$20 General
$15 Students/Seniors
$30 Support-the-Artists
$17.50 Group Rate (6 or more)

Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Earlier Event: November 2
Tagalog 2019