Batang Rizal

Pepe with his mother, Teodora Alonzo

Pepe with his mother, Teodora Alonzo

 

 

We all know Rizal’s last words, what he wore on his execution. We’ve read his famous books and we all think we know the guy. Rizal the writer. Rizal the doctor. Rizal the hero. Rizal the man. But beyond his marbled figures, his pop icon graphics (Rizal sporting raybans?), what else do we know about the Rizal? What was his childhood like? Did he ever exchange blows with boys of his age? Was he skinny? What games did he play? Our history books skipped these among all things as author’s fast-forwarded Rizal’s chronicles to his manhood…to his death—so we end up knowing more about how the man died, than how he lived.

 

PETA’s Batang Rizal, written by Christine Bellen, explores on Rizal’s childhood, his relationship with his family, his siblings and his life back in Calamba, Laguna. During the time when the great hero used to be called Pepe and the Rizal we know was still a Mercado.

But the life of the hero will not be retold simply as it was. It will be in this time that a boy from the present, Pepito, will magically cross paths with our hero. Together the two boys will traverse time and history as they share each one’s experiences and struggles. And in their journey they will learn about friendship, and the real truth about heroes …

A side-splitting comedy directed by Dudz Teraña with music by award-winning composer Vince de Jesus, Batang Rizal is surely more than a visual history lesson—it carries a more valued message: that each one, even children, can be heroes.

Batang Rizal is showing at the PETA Theater Center on Sept 19, 20, 27, 28 (3pm), Oct 3-5, 11, 12, 18 (10am), Oct 17 (9am) and Oct 19 (3 pm). For inquiries and ticket reservations, please call PETA Marketing at (02) 4100821/7256244 or text 0927-7031437.

*Schedules may change without prior notice.

 

 

 

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23 Comments

  1. Napakaganda po.
    Pakibasa po ang aking write up after ko manood ng play if u can :)
    matrizia.multiply.com

    • Hey, we have the same name. But I got no e in my Ann. Cool, right? :}

  2. I just want to leave a comment here.
    Kanina nanood kaming mga taga-PUP Taguig sa palabas n’yong ang ‘Batang Rizal’. Napakaganda ng play at talagang para ito di lang sa mga bata pati na rin sa matatanda. Nung matapos na yung palabas nila ay naaktuhan naming nasa labas ang mga characters ng nasabing play. Narinig ko pang sinabi ng committee dun na nagtitinda ng booklet about the play na pwedeng magpapirma at magpakuha ng litrato sa mga characters kung bibili ata ng booklet. Gusto ko sanang magpakuha sa gumanap ng Kaye sa play kaso bigla s’yang nawala. Sayang naman minsan na nga lang ang ganoong pagkakataon nawala pa. Malamang dahil na rin sa ilang mga bagay. At dahil na rin sa hindi mapigil na ugali at kakaibang saya ng mga estudyante. May dahilan kaya nawala sila agad. Ang naiwan lang ay yung gumanap na Pepe at Pepito. Pwede po bang makaabot to sa gumanap na Kaye nitong October 12, 10 am ng umaga. Ang cute nya kasi lalo na nung nagpapapansin s’ya kay Pepito. Ang ganda talaga ng play. Pangalawang beses ko ng makapanood ng play. Yung ‘Ibong Adarna’ ng AFP Theater nung October 4 nito lang taon. Ipagpatuloy n’yo lang po ang adhikain nyo. Salamat! ^_^

  3. last sunday napanood namin ung “batang rizal” and that’s truly wonderful so i want to congratulate PETA for the success of it. isa pa ung casting nung play eh ibang klase tlaga! napakanatural umarte ng mga artista and creative naman ung director..honestly sa dinami-dami na ng play na napanood q(sice i was in high school)..eto lng ung play na hindi corny umarte ung mga actors..lalo na ung way ng pagba2to nla nung mga lines..natural na natural..kahit n medyo prdictable ung ibang part ng story..exciting parin maybe it’s because of the punch lines tsaka ung way narin ng pagbabatuhan ng lines ng mga characters kaya nagiging exciting ung bawat scene..kaya kahit mata2nda ung manunuod non eh matatawa din..namis q tuloy ung “Dulaang Sinag” namin tsaka c sir G! ayways..pkibati nlang c Pepe..abner ata real name nya(?)..he’s a good actor tsaka ang cute nia rin..hahaha..basta congratz ulit sa PETA and keep it up..ahm..tska last cguro konti pang time at mahihigitan nio n ung gantimpALA theater..theater house, props at konte pang practice ng mga blockings at lines pwedeng pwede na..congratz ulit!

  4. ask lng po..
    about whole constume concept..
    kht anung info about sa costume..
    need po kz nmen..
    project po nmen ung mga kasuotang
    gnamit sa play ng batang rizal..
    un po..
    tnx!..eply puh..

  5. nanood kmi nung friday ng batang rizal and its super ganda at nakakatawa, ,mas lalo na c pepito. the one who played ‘batang rizal’ was very handsome and looks young… their voices was really beautiful! keep up the good work! i look forward in watching you again…

  6. Pwedeng mag-request ng extension ng run nito? Didn’t realize it would be over by the time we came back. We are effectively missing 3 of the 5 plays in the season as Tosca had such a short run too!

  7. ang ganda! sa mga napanood kong play, ito ang isa sa may kapupulutan talaga ng aral. ang galing din ng mga nag siganap lalo na sina Pepito at Pepe.
    ipagpatuloy niyo ang pagbabahagi ng aral sa iba!

  8. Sabi po ng mga classmates ko. Ang galing na nga daw po ng mga nagsiganap ang gaganda at gagwapo pa daw. WOW! May mukha na may talent pa.
    Pinapasabi po ng mga classmates ko sa SMMS ang pogi daw po ni Pepe!
    Goodluck po sa mga susunod niyong pagtatanghal!

  9. Pinanood namin to as part of our subject FILITWO, at masasabi ko talagang sulit ang aking binayad. Super nakaka-aliw ang palabas, ang gagaling ng mga nagsipag-ganap, lalo na yung gumanap na Pepito. Ang gagaling nilang umarte at kumanta. At ang ganda ng mensahe nito para sa lahat ng Pilipino.

  10. Hi, thanks to every one who watched Batang Rizal! We’re glad that most of you enjoyed the play. Kitakita sana ulit sa mga susunod na palabas..

  11. anu po friendster at cp num ni kua carl guavarra at ung leading lady nya sa lola basyang..? salamat po~~! idol ku na silang 2 at ang PETA ^^ more power po PETA and carl with sharay mamatz..

    niro.friendster.com

  12. nApaKaganda po ng bAtAng rizal…
    ask ko lang po ung name ng nag played the role of Pepe???
    thanks… :D

  13. nApaKaganda po ng bAtAng rizal…
    ask ko lang po ung name ng nag played the role of Pepe sa SBCA ( San Beda College AlAbAnG)??? :D

  14. hi!!!…gusto ko lang pong batiin ang mag casts ng batang rizal na nagtanghal dito sa dumaguete city..ang galing po nila.. sana ipagpatuloy nila and pagbahagi ng kanilang talento sa iba..maraming salamat at nagtanghal kayo dito!!!

  15. magandang gabi po…ako’y lugod na nagpapasalamat sa mga casts ng batang rizal na nagtanghal sa dumaguete kahapon, lalung-lalo na sa gumanap kina pepe at pepito…nakapagaling nilang lahat…saludo ako sa kanila pati na rin sa lumikha at nagdirek ng dula!!!…sana huwag kayong magsawa sa pagpapamahagi ng inyong angking talento!!!

  16. hi!!!…gusto ko lang pong batiin ang casts ng batang rizal na nagtanghal dito sa dumaguete city,lalung-lalo na sa gumanap kay pepe..ang galing po nila.. sana ipagpatuloy nila and pagbahagi ng kanilang talento sa iba..maraming salamat at nagtanghal kayo dito!!!

  17. magandang gabi po… malugod po akong nagpapasalamat sa mga tauhin ng “Batang Rizal” na nagtanghal kahapon dito sa dumaguete…lalung-lalo na sa gumanap kina pepe at pepito pati narin sa sumulat at nagdirek ng dula… saludo po ako sa angkin nilang galint at talento!!!…at sana po’y maipagpatuloy po ninyo ang pagpapamehagi ng angkin ninyong biyaya mula sa Poong Maykapal…dasal ko po ang inyong tagumpay…at ikinagagalak ko po ang inyong paglikha ng temang nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa lahat.

  18. magandang gabi po… malugod po akong nagpapasalamat sa mga tauhin ng “Batang Rizal” na nagtanghal kahapon dito sa dumaguete…lalung-lalo na sa gumanap kina pepe at pepito pati narin sa sumulat at nagdirek ng dula… saludo po ako sa angkin nilang galint at talento!!!…at sana po’y maipagpatuloy po ninyo ang pagpapamehagi ng angkin ninyong biyaya mula sa Poong Maykapal…dasal ko po ang inyong tagumpay…at ikinagagalak ko po ang inyong paglikha ng temang nagbibigay ng inspirasyon sa lahat.

  19. clap!clap!clap!!!!!!!!!!
    awts!! katatapos lang namin mapanood ang play nio!!!!!
    galing galing!!!
    haha!!! galing PETA!!!!!
    more powers…
    hope to see another play with you guys!!!
    GODspeed..Ü

  20. ahm i really like the show when i watched it in Tanghalang PAsigueno.
    PEPE is so great…
    all the actors are great….
    ahm nakakainspired tlga…
    sana makapanood ulit aq….
    ahm ano po ba name nung gumanap na batang rizal…
    tnx po…
    congrats….
    God Bless!!!
    :marisa:

  21. i really enjoyed watching the play…
    pepe and pepito are so great…
    two thumbs up!

  22. We loved the show, we were sponsored by Getz pharma to watch it. Even my 2 kids 6 and 4 year old, had a good time , you know how hard it is to let the kids stay put in a stage play, but Batang Rizal is different, They were laughing and really listening to the story.. keep it up! I hope that there will be more shows like this!

    here’s a link to my blog about it : http://ninascrib.blogspot.com/2009/05/batang-rizal.html


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