Rizal Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Restaging Batang Rizal

WIM Batang Rizal

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Rizal Library presents Ateneo ENTABLADO’s Batang Rizal, a children’s play about the young Jose Rizal, who graduated 140 years ago from what is now known as the Ateneo de Manila University, and whose best-known work—Noli Me Tangere—was published 130 years ago.

The play, written by Christine Bellen and directed by Jerry Respeto, is set to run from October 10 to 28 at the Rizal Mini Theatre, Ateneo de Manila University.

Batang Rizal tells the tale of the young Rizal, also known as Pepe, as he crosses paths with Pepito, a boy from the present time. Together, the two will travel across history as they share each other’s troubles and experiences, and discover what it really means to be a hero.

Batang Rizal offers a fresh insight on the national hero’s relevance to the lives of today’s youth. It invites its viewers to be like Rizal in the contemporary world in dire need of modern-day heroes.

Specific show dates are October 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 at 7 PM, and October 14, 21, and 28 at 2 PM. For further inquiries and ticket reservations, you may contact Stacey Dy at 09163273370 or send an e-mail via admuentablado@gmail.com.

About Ateneo ENTABLADO: Ateneo ENTABLADO is the premier socio-political theater organization of the Ateneo de Manila University. Founded in 1983, the organization foregrounds the diverse and persisting realities that affect the nation, for the awareness of the Ateneo community and the society at large. Ateneo ENTABLADO was awarded the Most Outstanding Student Group and Most Outstanding Student project for Desaparesidos (2016) by the Loyola Schools Awards for Leadership and Service in 2017.