TWO FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTS GROUPS COLLABORATE FOR CHICAGO ARTISTS MONTH

TWO FILIPINO AMERICAN ARTS GROUPS COLLABORATE FOR CHICAGO ARTISTS MONTH

CIRCA Pintig, a Filipino American Community Theater Arts organization and Filipino Folk Fusion Band SamaSama Project collaborate once again to celebrate Filipino American History Month with CIRCA Pintig’s entry, “Tug Of War 2, Stories of War, Work and immigration” to the 2015 Chicago Artist Month from October 24 to November 2015 at Moooh Dulce Gallery. The two groups first worked together in 2011 to mount Rizal’s Sweet Stranger the Musical with International Star Lani Misalucha playing Inang Bayan (Mother Country) in celebration of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal’s 150th Birthday.

Chicago IL (October 29, 2015)- Community Theater Arts organization, CIRCA Pintig, and Filipino Folk Fusion Band SamaSama Project collaborate once again to participate in Chicago Artists Month with Tug of War 2, staged real-life stories around the theme of war, work and immigration. Complementing these stories are an exhibit of artwork on the same theme.

Featured are the stories of Raza (Alice Da Cunha), a survivor of the Iraq war, and Wayne (Robert-Lee Limbaga Manzano), a Filipino-American soldier returning from the war in the Middle East, as well as Picketlayn Cantata, a story of a caregiver Biyang’s journey from the Philippines to Chicago narrated through songs. The cast includes Louella Maningas Cabalona as Biyang, Ruben Pactol and Allan Sargan alternating as Pedro, Mary Ann Espanola, Rosemarie Tom and Ellen Delarosa.

The featured artists are Jose Aggari, Justin Suico and Raven Guerrero. Raza is written by Zaineb Abdulla and directed by Aaron Mays. Wayne is written by Giovanni Ortega and directed by Aaron Mays. Picketlayn Cantata is written by Joy Barrios and directed by Allan Sargan. Musical direction for Picketlayn is by Baron Cabalona.

The two arts groups first worked together in 2011 to stage the highly successful, Rizal’s Sweet Stranger the Musical that featured International Singer, Ms. Lani Misalucha as Inang Bayan (Mother Country) commemorating the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal.

Previews are on Sat (10/24), 8pm & Sun (10/25), 3pm and Regular shows are 3pm on Sun (11/1), Sat (11/7), Sun (11/8) at Moooh Dulce Gallerym 2602 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for students/seniors) during Previews and $20 ($10 for students/seniors) for the regular shows

Please call 773-480-4824 to reserve your tickets.

For more info, check www.SamaSamaProject.com or www.CircaPintig.com