University of the Philippines Los Baños
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:51

Play brings Macario Sakay’s heroism to the fore


For many decades, Gen. Macario Sakay was branded as a “bandit” in national history. Arguably, only a few know that he was executed for heroically leading efforts to liberate the Philippines from the Americans.

Sakay’s heroism is thus magnified to the public through the play “Macario Sakay: Ang Kilabot ng Sierra Madre,” a celebration of his 110th martyrdom anniversary.

The play is written by Efren Yambot, writer of the historical play “Bintao,” which was shown in UPLB in 2015. It is directed by Alexander Cortez of Dulaang UP, with music by Krina Cayabyab and choreography by Dingdong Selga. Portraying the title role is Arjay Gonzales, a UPLB BS Agricultural Economics student.

The play details Sakay’s unsung deeds during the Philippine-American War, up to the betrayal that he suffered, which eventually led to his death.  The play also aims to promote Philippine history and theater among the youth.

“Macario Sakay is presented by Upsilon Sigma Phi in cooperation with the Department of Social Sciences-College of Arts and Sciences.

 It will be shown at the DL Umali Hall and will run from Sept 21-22 at 2PM and 7PM, on Sept 23 at 10AM and 3PM, and on Sept 24 at 3PM. For ticket inquiries, you may contact Neil M. Alvarez at 0977-650-0345 or through [email protected] (Jessa Jael S. Arana)