Game of Trolls: Revisited. A musical about Martial Law
Based on Liza Magtoto’s “Game of Trolls”
With adapted scenes by Lani T. Montreal
Directed by Louie Pascasio
Original music by Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad
Venue: Klausner Auditorium, 1127 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL
Made possible in part by a grant from Resist, Asian Giving Circle, Chicago Community Foundation with additional support from the Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, Hana Center and Countryside Bank
Community Sponsors (partial list):
Chicago Nightingales
Malaya Network
A play that was originally staged by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and is now adapted into the Filipino American context. It tells the story of Heck, a troll whose lack of attachment to any belief makes him the perfect keyboard warrior for Bimbam, the manager of a ‘call center’ that runs an online pro-martial law campaign. Heck uses his trolling skills to unleash callous words against anyone who critiques the horrors of martial law. Ghosts of Martial law victims haunt him from the internet cloud as the fear of their stories being erased from history lurks in the chaotic world of digital media. The encounters force him to reflect on his own beliefs and his relationship with his mother, a former Martial Law activist.