February 19, 2009

A very hygienic pig

Butsiki was a most unusual pig. She was born with shining nails and a star on her forehead. Unlike the other pigs of Babuyan Island who liked wallowing in mud, she liked bathing in clear, clean water and liked her surroundings free of dirt and cobwebs. With a greedy mining company and a corrupt head pig, I think you can guess where the story goes. Staged as a whimsical, funny musical, "Ang Unang Baboy sa Langit" (The First Pig in Heaven) is a cautionary tale about what happens when we don't take care of the environment. This is Patricia Ruth Peña, one of two students who alternately played Butsiki in Entablado's production. If all goes well this month, she will be graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University in March with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Patricia Ruth Peña as Butsiki

18 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

I like your tale and the photo that goes with it. Well done.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Olivier said...

c'est une histoire intéressante, en effet il faut faire attention a son environnement. très bon post.

is an interesting story, indeed it is necessary to pay attention to its environment. very good post.

angela said...

What a neat little allegory...
Good luck for her exams to Patricia..

Tanya said...

That's cute :)

Steve Buser said...

Sounds like a play I would enjoy.

Marc said...

I hope the play had a happy ending.

Lois said...

What a cute costume! I love the story that goes with this picture.

JM said...

Very funny title for this 'snow white' pig! :-)

Layrayski said...

The title made me chuckle.

I'm with Marc though, I hope this play has a happy ending.

Jarart said...

Pretty little piggy! Nice picture of her too.

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Yes I agree a very unsual pig and story.

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max said...

I love theatre and scene in general!! it seems to be an enjoy story!!

Babooshka said...

This made me lol and she is so cute,

अविनाश said...

nice :-)

Pam said...

Your photo is terrific;) Cute pig! The sleeves of her dress look like wings, are you sure she isn't a flying pig;)

Hilda said...

Marc & Lyra:
Unfortunately, she was condemned to death — by roasting! :D

Pam:
Well, not while she was alive. But she did ascend into heaven and became a saint :D

Lisa Wilson said...

These photos are so fun! Sounds like you had a good time.