KATIPS is a Musicale depicting the dynamic tale of love and sacrifice amidst the uproar and wide mass desolation. Apparently, the love story crosses the threshold of a historical back draft.
It is about the lives of distinct individuals during the dark era of Philippine history in the 1970s. Greg is an Editor of their school organ, Lara is a new balikbayan student, Panyong is a principled over-staying college student and Alet is known the new Tandang Sora. The students showed strengths which proved their courage in expressing their disgust to the government. But fear embraced them when three of their fellow activists were kidnapped. It’s surprising though that Lara continued the fight, the person least expected to show concern for his fellowmen because she was raised and born in the United States. Lara proved to the world that love for country starts with an honest acceptance of one’s self. The rest of the characters will accept victory upon the end of dictatorship. But the fight goes on.
Katips will show the unique language, fashion and culture in the 70s. But more important than the superficial factors, the musical will show the young people’s desire to effect change in the society during that era. This murky period of history is elusive in our history books or rarely discussed in the classroom. But it is a social blunder to totally disregard the lessons of the past. Hence, this musical has an objective of educating the young audience with the use of music, a universal language that binds us all.
This Filipino Musicale will be accompanied by a live band. The costume, props, set design will also be colorful and authentic to the times. The play to be presented by the Foundation is educational and with a spectacular production value. The cultural importance and creativity of their stage presentation will benefit the audience in the development of their historical learning and artistic exposure.
Four- time Aliw awardee, Three-time Broadway World Awardee and Outstanding Manilan Vincent M. Tanada directs the play and wrote its libretto exclusively for sole-exhibition right of Philippine Stager Foundation a non-stock, non-profit theater company he founded 15 years ago. Production Management is by Jeffrey Ambrosio, Marketing and Publicity by Chris Lim , Musical Direction by Pipo Cifra, Choreography by Gerald Gimarino, Lights Design by Art Gabrentina and Costume Design by Emy Tanada. The Musical stars more than Thirty PSF Homegrown talents and assisted by more than 15 Technical and Production Crew.
The story, concept and language can be understood and appreciated by all ages (General Patronage) with a running time of Two (2) Hours.
PHILIPPINE STAGERS FOUNDATION