Theater Class 2016 stages ‘Ambon, Ulan, Baha’

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By Jamie Marie Bianca Manuel

Date: November 8, 2016Posted by: One Paulinian

On September 30, the Theater Class 2016, composed of third year AB Communication, AB English, and Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English students successfully staged "Ambon, Ulan, Baha," a pro-environment story. Maynard John Cornejo and Jerish Rodriguez were the lead actors of the play.

Written by Mr. Frank G. Rivera at a time when pollution and natural disasters were uncommon, "Ambon, Ulan, Baha" revolves around Nonoy, played by Cornejo, who came back to Baryo Maggubat while on vacation from studying in Manila. He then sees his fellow village people cutting and burning trees, which led him to contemplate about Mother Nature’s fury at this kind of treatment, and how in a series of events, everyone eventually paid for his deeds.

The play being filled with music and color, Theater Class 2016 welcomed the audience to a world where drama collides with romance between Nonoy and Inday, played by Rodriguez, where friendships are built and destroyed, and where natural disasters and calamities could take so many lives as people destroy the wonders of the Earth. It is a striking message showing not only nature’s power, but love, family, leadership, and man’s freedom to do what he pleases.

The playwright, Mr. Rivera, was present to witness the dazzling performance. He said that he may have written the play in a time where no one felt nature’s wrath, but it is very timely in the present day. At the end of the play, he went up the stage together with the actors to sing the final song.