Ni: Throy Catan
After winning the Best Ensemble Performance in Aliw Awards and the Best Filipino Musical in Broadway World Awards, Obra ni Juan received another award. This time Obra won Best Cultural Program Show award in KBP Golden Dove Awards. They performed during the live feed presentation of DZRH’s radio show, Radyo Balintataw.
The play performed in theaters and schools across Luzon and Visayas last year. In February 2018, there were more than 20 shows in several cities in Mindanao, including Iligan City, Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Tangub City and Surigao.
The play not only tells the life story of Juan Luna, but also gives us a glimpse on what is going on in his mind. Award-winning actor and Philippine Stagers’ founder Atty. Vince Tañada performed as Juan Luna’s alter ego. Critically acclaimed actor, and writer, Patrick Libao, played the title role. Also starred Johnrey Rivas as Jose Rizal, Jomar Bautista as Antonio Luna, Cindy Liper as Paz Pardo de Tavera, and Kenneth Sadsad as Trinidad Pardo de Tavera. It was written and directed by Atty. Vince Tañada, and musical direction by Pipo Cifran.