August 7, 2008

Flash back, flash forward

My husband and I watched a play last Sunday morning, and I noticed several police cars in front of the theater. Cynical me said, "So, who's the big shot politician who's watching?" It turns out that someone actually threw a small bomb at the theater just before 5:00am, breaking several glass windows. The play, "Noli at Fili: Dekada 2000 (Dos Mil)," is Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's novels "Noli Me Tangere" (1887) and "El Filibusterismo" (1891) brought up to date for the new millennium. It's a political play and speaks against the current government, just like Rizal against the Spanish colonial government of his time. He was executed in 1896. I guess someone in power doesn't like what PETA is staging.

Quezon City police cars

8 comments:

Boise Diva said...

How exciting, though, adds so nice to the story of the play.

Lisa Wilson said...

My husband is a policeman. It's always interesting to see the patrol cars in other countries. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Olivier said...

une bombe dans un théâtre !!! même pour une pièce politique, cela ne devrait pas exister ;o(
a bomb in a theater! even for a political piece, it should not exist ;o(

metromanila said...

wow. you were there. read it in the papers days ago.

• Eliane • said...

Uhooo... And as they say, the show must go on.

Louis la Vache said...

Oh! "Louis" is glad nothing happened to you and your husband!

Layrayski said...

Was the play any good? I'd love to have seen that play. I love noli and el fili.

Jules said...

Whoa that's scary.

The Opening Ceremony has started so I'm off to watch it!!!1