FAM (Filipino American Museum) is celebrating Filipino American History Month with an unprecedented weekend-long production of Jose Rizal’s NOLI ME TANGERE – his seminal work that defined Filipino national identity. MANHATTAN READS RIZAL is an immersive marathon production that pushes the boundaries of theater, multidisciplinary performance, and literary presentation.
SAT 10/17, 12-2pm
Noli Me Tangere: The Dinner Party
FAM presents a dinner party out of the 1800’s. Join a cast of characters from religious zealots to military officers to socialites as they navigate the social mores and complicated politics of late 19th century colonial Philippines. Eat lunch and observe the happenings of the first three chapters of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere as the characters come to life around you.
Ken Leung helms a cast that featuring Alan Ariano, Quinn Coughlin, Ron Domingo, Marshall Factora, Jessica Hagedorn, Jose Llana, PJ Policarpio, Dan Raymond, Moses Villarama and Ching Valdes-Aran.
General (includes lunch buffet): $30 online / $40 at the door
Weekend Pass (includes lunch buffet and admission to 3:30pm Sunday and 6:30pm Monday shows): $40 online / $50 at the door.
SUN 10/18, 3:30-8pm
Noli Me Tangere: The Marathon
FAM presents a marathon reading of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) . Artists, actors, dancers, activists read from the novel that shaped a national identity. Come hear the story of a colonized society and all the secrets, conspiracies, heroes and villains that result from a fractured country’s subconscious.
Featuring Marilyn Abalos, Stella Abrera, Patricia Astorga, Harold Augenbraum, Rechelle Balanzat, Liz Casasola, Maha Chelaoui, Luis Francia, Rio Guerrero, Maia Cruz Palileo, Christelle de Castro, Lorial Crowder, Avena Gallagher, Cecilia Pagkalinawan, Nicole Ponseca, Bino Realuyo, Steven Raga, Patrick Rosal, Ninotchka Rosca, Jon Santos, Sophia Skiles, Paz Tanjuaquio, Aldrin Valdez, Grace Villamil and Jaret Vadera.
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MON 10/19, 6-8pm
Jose Rizal: What Tomorrow Brings
FAM presents as a close to its exploration of Noli Me Tangere, a continuation of the marathon and musings from some of Rizal’s most ardent and distinguished fans: what can a community learn from its hero’s words?
Featuring Gina Apostol, Stephen Decker, K Rizz and more.
Tickets: $7 online / $10 at the door. Buy Tickets
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