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The Romance Of Magno Rubio

When:

Tue Dec 4 2012, 8:00pm
Wed Dec 5 2012, 8:00pm
Thu Dec 6 2012, 8:00pm
Fri Dec 7 2012, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 8 2012, 8:00pm

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, River, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $35.00
  • Standard: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

“The world is an island Magno...We are cast upon the sea of life hoping to land somewhere in the world...but there is only one island and it is in the heart...”
This is the story of migrant Filipino workers in the 1930’s when “stoop” labor for $2.50/day was the order of the day. Amidst the travails of these workers who ventured overseas in search of greener pastures, a simple story about love unfolds. Both hopeful and cruel, this love is the crux of The Romance of Magno Rubio. And it resonates universally to anyone who has lived away from home.

Through clever word play, rhythmic rhymes, interspersed with physical arnis movements and song, Lonnie Carter’s adaptation of Carlos Bulosan’s “The Romance of Magno Rubio” reveals the lives of migrant workers, their struggles and their dreams.

The Romance of Magno Rubio premiered in New York City in October 2002, and garnered 8 Obie Awards. Since then it has toured cities like Los Angeles, Toronto, Romania, Manila and another revival in New York City in 2013.

In 27 July 2012, four friends came together with one vision, one passion – the establishment of a Filipino Theater Company in Singapore. Thus the “Entablado Theater Company” (ETC) was created.

It is with heartwarming pride that for its first ever offering, ETC will present “The Romance of Magno Rubio”.

The Singapore Production brings together an exciting cast of Filipino and Singaporean actors, and the Creative Team of Dr. Nadina Jose (Director), Dr. Filomar Tariao (Choreographer) Ms. Celia de Fato (Marketing Director) and Ms. Babes Conde (Music Director).