THE Mobile Theater Foundation (formerly Tanghalang Sta. Ana) will stage a pre-Lenten production entitled “Martir sa Golgota”, a senakulo play based on the life and passion of Jesus Christ on March 22, 2013 at 7:30pm and March 23, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
Directed by Lou Veloso, “Martir sa Golgota” features around 70 actors, mostly volunteer residents of Sta. Ana and invited TV, movie and stage personalities like Gian Magdangal, Migui Moreno, Bodjie Pascua, and Archie Adamos, among other performers.
Mobile Theater Foundation’s predecessor, Tanghalang Sta. Ana, was born in September 1989. It was founded by Councilor Lou Veloso together with the other residents of Sta. Ana, Manila. The group initially had 75 active members and was primarily organized to help the out-of-school youth, students, professionals, laborers, vendors and workers hone their talents in acting on stage plays, be it one-act or full-length. After acquiring the necessary skills, they became part of various plays which were mostly mounted in Plaza Hugo community stage and, later on, in Sta. Ana Arts Center, a small indoor theater located at the backroom of the side stage built through the initiative of the founder with assistance from the Manila Government officials and other donors.
“Martir sa Golgota” is presented to the public in selected venues from Holy Monday to Black Saturday. Throughout the years, it has attracted celebrities and theater actors who perform pro bono. An interesting aspect of Martir is its contemporary improvisational factor. The road to Cavalry is convoyed on the streets of the community giving the audience a close up on Christ’s passion. Through the years, Tanghalang Sta. Ana remolded this theater classic for contemporary audiences by injecting current social issues.
Ticket price is P400 with discounts. For details, contact the CCP Performing Arts Division at 832-1125 loc. 1606-1607.