Monday, February 01, 2010


“Mrs. B” is a one-act play written by award-winning playwright Joi Barrios together with Rowena Festin and Grundy Constantino of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP). Conceptualized and directed by Soc Jose (of the TV series Darna), the play reveals the gamut of emotions Mrs. Edita Burgos has been going through in search of her missing son, Jonas. The play seeks to increase public awareness on the issue of enforced disappearances as well as raise funds to assist families of the missing in their quest for justice.

The monologue will be restaging in February 2010 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium in Quezon City. Veteran actresses/directors Gina Alajar and Bibeth Oreza will alternately play the role of Mrs. Edita Burgos in ten shows, including a Critics’ Night and a Media Night. A total of 1,000 tickets for the show will be sold to students and the general public. Proceeds of the play will be for the benefit of the Free Jonas Burgos Movement and Desaparecidos.

• Critics’ Night is scheduled on Feb 4, 6pm at Bantayog ng mga Bayani (above) with Gina Alajar as Mrs. B.

• Media Night is on Feb 11 at 6pm, with Bibeth Orteza as Mrs B.

• Other playdates are Feb 5, 6, 12 and 13 – each with 3pm and 6pm shows.

• All in Bantayog ng mga Bayani in QC.

• The play is in Filipino.

The play will be seen on February 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 3 and 6 pm, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani auditorium in Quezon City. Tickets are pegged at P1,000 and P200.

For details and ticket reservations, contact Aya Santos at (02)434-2837 and (0929)441-4270 or Peachy (09167826374)

Thanks Rolando Tolentino for the picture above: