Tanghalang Pilipino Present Malou Jacob’s Batang Mujahideen Synopsis
Before the island was Basilan, it was called Taguima, named after the Yakan people considered to be Tagihamas. peopie of the hinterlands. When Tausug warriors and slave-traders came to Taguima to purchase high quality magnelic non the island became a
purce of Basih-Balan, Tausug for magnetic iron. Thus, the word Basilan roughly translates to “the way to the iron.” An island known for the comings and goings of warriors, preachers, pirates, sultans, generais, princesses, traders, and merchants, it’s no wonder that myth and folklore often cloud our perception of Basilan and its people.
Batang Mujahideen is a story of stories, of accounts real and made up, of an island both known and unknown to us.
The fate of Fatima, a 7-year old Yakan girl, intertwines with the March 2000 Abu Sayyaf kidnapping of a priest, teachers and students in Basilan. After witnessing an act of brutal violence, she vows silence and joins the ranks of mujahideen, disguising herself as a boy and training for the day she can confront her father’s killer. Blending historical fiction with real-life accounts, Batang Mujahideen pieces together a story of people grasping for peace and freedom in an island haunted by violence and filled with hope.
Written by Malou Jacob
Staging by Guelan Varela-Luarca
and the TP Actors Company
BAI IMAN-RAHIMA S. AMPATUAN – Guest Actor
JONATHAN TADIOAN – TP Actors Company
MARCO VIAÑA – TP Actors Company
LHORVIE NUEVO – TP Actors Company
JV IBESATE – TP Actors Company
DORAY DAYAO – TP Actors Company
EUNICE PACIA – TP Actors Company
MONIQUE NELLAS – TP Actors Company
YBES BAGADIONG – TP Actors Company
Feb 22 Sat 3pm
Feb 26 Wed 12pm
Feb 27 Thurs 1pm
Feb 28 Fri 1pm
Feb 29 Sat 3pm and 8pm
Mar 6 Fri 8pm
Mar 7 Sat 3pm and 8pm
Mar 8 Sun 3pm
VIP P1500 | Bleachers P1000
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