One mythical bird. Seven enchanting songs. Seven color changes. One ailing king. One courageous queen. Three sons and three princesses - all of these and more are in Gantimpala Theater’s Ibong Adarna, written by Ed Maranan, under the direction of Roobak Valle.
Ibong Adarna is a mythical story, formed in narrative song and poetry called corrido and considered a big part of the Philippine literature. This amazing folklore made into a play centers about catching the fabled bird that is so beautiful - it sings a total of seven songs with seven color changes which could either enchant anyone to sleep, turn into stone or heal a deadly sickness.
The songs of the illusive creature as prophesied by the manggagamot is the only cure to Haring Fernando’s (Billy Parjan) of Berbania grave illness. Thus Reyna Valeriana (Pamela Hundana, alternating with Heidi Arima) assigned her three sons to find the magical bird, catch it and bring it home before it’s too late.
Performances are on September 23, (7pm), Concert at the Park Open Air Auditorium, Luneta, Manila; September 28-29, (9am/12nn/3pm), AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, October 5-6, (11am/2pm), Cinema 3, SM Southmall, Las Piñas City and October 12-13, (9am.12nn, 3pm), Star Theater, Star City City Compound, Pasay City.
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