I first heard about Nick Joaquin when I played a part in an excerpt from his play, Portrait of An Artist As A Filipino for a class act. Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident theater guild of the Cultural Center of The Philippines, will do another work of Joaquin, Mga Ama Mga Anak.
The production gathers cast of old and new talents for this play. Usually, Joaquin stories are originally in English but it was no conflict when it is translated to Tagalog for theater purposes. The cast includes Robert Arevalo, Celeste Legaspi, Jackie Lou Blanco, Spanky Manikan, Nanding Josef, Cris Villongco and more from TP.
Mga Ama Mga Anak opens this month at CCP Little Theater. More details soon. Visit and like the L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.