Alamat (Legends) -LAST TWO SHOWS FOR 2005, 12/9 & 12/10
ALAMAT finishes its Bay Area Tour THIS December - DON'T MISS OUT!!
Now in its eighth season as the epicenter for Filipino Amercian Arts, Bindlestiff Studio, continues to expand the horizon for Filipino dramaturgy with Alamat. The production is supported in part by The Zellerbach Grant and the Theater Bay Area Cash Grant .
Directed by Louie Pascasio and performed by resident Bindlestiff Players, the play features the braided story of three different generations of Filipino men dating back to the 1904 St. Louis World Exposition in Missouri.
Pat, an American-born Filipino of northern Philippines Kalinga tribal ancestry, visits his parents homeland for the first time to bury his father, Gadiaman, a warrior who came to the US in 1946 after serving United States Army Air Force Far East (USAAFFE) in WWII. For the first time Pat meets his 85-year old grandfather Ochas, a Kalinga who had come to America in 1904 and whose desire to reclaim his lost dignity still haunts him. The story carves out a life montage for these three men juxtaposed with myths and legends that speak of truths, parallels and folk insights considered archaic in modern times but whose wisdom is more enduring than time itself.
Diego River Theater - City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
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