I am so proud of Joanne ( my 3rd daughter whose taking up Diplomatic Affairs at College of St. Benilde)for being a part of the theatrical production under Christopher de Leon’s new production company, the Green Wings Entertainment Network Inc. The multi-awarded actor turned producer assembles a powerhouse artistic team to carry out a powerful play, LORENZO.
Do you know Lorenzo Ruiz? Really know him and not just he is the first Filipino canonized as a saint for his martyrdom in Japan. If you want to get a glimpse of other facts with regards to St. Lorenzo Ruiz, then I suggest you get yourself a ticket and watch Lorenzo, the musical. Other powerful names like writer Juan Ekis and Paul Dumol, with the collaboration of Joem Antonio. The musical’s melodies were composed and arranged by Ryan Cayabyab. The internationally-trained Gino Gonzales heads the production design. The play is directed by industry veteran Nonon Padilla
Lorenzo the musical is not just an ordinary play, it a 3 act play within a play. Lorenzo is about the life and struggle of two Lorenzo: Laurence (played by OJ Mariano), an OFW on death row in Arab country and St. Lorenzo Ruiz (played by Lorenz Martinez) it a story of how one St. Lorenzo Ruiz change Laurence way’s of faith.
The play is so pinoy because it showcases the entire genre and it’s an opera because it showcases emotion of great altitude. It is a novel and yet it is something that is out of the box because of the many surprises that they showcase.
Lorenzo will be staged at the SDA Theatre, located on the fifth floor of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde on P. Ocampo St., Malate, and Manila. It will run on Sept. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 with shows at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. It will be followed by a run in St. Scholastica’s College and a 2014 run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, during which Christopher plans to join the cast. Tickets are available through TicketWorld or the Lorenzo official website www.lorenzorocks.com.