In celebration of its 100th founding anniversary, Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity stages “Bintao: Ang Buhay at Kabayanihan ni Wencelsao Q. Vinzons” by Efren Yambot under the direction of Tony Mabesa and Alexander Cortez at the University of the Philippines Theater, Diliman, Quezon City on Nov. 23 at 7 pm and Nov. 24 at 3 pm and 7 pm.
Bintao traces the life and times of Wenceslao Q. Vinzons from his beginnings as a UP student-president of the Student Council and editor-in-chief of the Philippine Collegian to his rise in the political realm as governor and congressman of Camarines Norte, ending to his martyrdom as leader of the Vinzons Guerrillas during the war years. The play tells the story of a Filipino hero whose ideals still resonate to this day.
This production of Bintao serves as one of the highlights of the fraternity’s Centennial Celebration since arts and culture have played a major part in its illustrious history. The cast is composed of members of the Upsilon Sigma Phi and Sigma Delta Phi Sorority, as well as guest performers from Dulaang UP, Tanghalang Ateneo, and Dulaang Filipino of Benilde, and other theatre groups. Josh Jimenez, a resident Upsilonian, plays the title role, ably supported by Liway Gabo and Chase Salazar as Liway, Bintao’s wife. Upsilonians and Sigma Deltan thespians in the cast include Vladimir Velasco, Joseph Olfindo, Ding Navasero, Dondi Ong, Fred Tengociang, EJ Ogremin, and Kami De Asis and Sigma Deltans Yoly Pajaro, Fabie Ortiz, and Sarina Sasaki.
The rest of the formidable artistic team composed of Ohm David (set), Eric Pineda & Mitoy Sta. Ana (costumes), Meliton Roxas Jr. (lights), Krina Cayabyab (musical direction and composition), Jethro Joaquin & Jack Alvero (sounds), Winter David & Steven Tansiongco (video), Boy Camara, Bot Jocano & Fritz Esase (movement), and Dino Dimar (photography).
“Bintao: Ang Buhay at Kabayanihan ni Wencelsao Q. Vinzons” is staged in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the University of the Philippines System.
For tickets and other inquiries, contact Camille Guevara at 09178239531 or Kami Andre De Asis at 09951417613.