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09/29/2012: PAWA Night at Luis Francia's The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz


Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm


Bindlestiff Studio presents the World Premiere of

Luis Francia's "The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz"

Directed by Jeffrey Lo With Tasi Alabastro, Rose Almario, Percival Arcibal, C. Jugueta, Ryan Morales, Jed Parsario, Lee Robin Salazar, and Patrick Silvestre

Luis Francia's "The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz" is a two-act political thriller that follows the evolution of the eponymous protagonist from mild-mannered husband with a sexual dysfunction to a risk-taking government agent whose virility is awakened by his missions. With measured amounts of satire, Luis Francia's play speaks on issues of radical nationalism--its effects and its outcome--with characters and situations that take aim at the manners and mores of Philippine politics. For mature audiences only. NOT FOR CHILDREN.

Runs through October 13th, 800PM Thu-Sat, 800PM curtain Sun, October 7th only, 200PM

TICKETS: $20 Support-the-Artists (The extra $5 goes a long way in helping keep the lights on!) $15 General $10 Students/Seniors (Valid Student IDs will be required at the box office)

Bindlestiff Studio is located at 185 Sixth @Howard in San Francisco's South of Market District.

WEBSITE: PHONE: 415-255-0440

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT Luis Francia is a celebrated poet, journalist, and creative nonfiction writer. His semiautobiographical account of growing up in the Philippines, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN American Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. His poetry books include The Arctic Archipelago and Museum of Absences. He is the author of Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades; the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English; and co-editor of Flippin': Filipinos on America, and of Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream, 1899-1999. He is included in numerous anthologies, the latest being the Library of America's Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (2009). Two books were released in 2010: Beauty of Ghosts (Quezon city: Ateneo de Manila University Press), a chapbook, and From Indio to Filipino: A Brief History of the Philippines (New York: Overlook Press). He has written for a number of publications, including the Village Voice, the Nation, Asiaweek, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Francia teaches at New York University and Hunter College.

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10/25/2011: Amigo and El Filibusterismo @ NYU


Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presentsIn Collaboration With Penguin Classics Celebrating The 150th Anniversary Of The Birth Of José Rizal Screening Of “Amigo” & Conversation with Director John Sayles and National Book Foundation Executive Director Harold Augenbraum Moderated By Poet Luis H. Francia

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Cantor Film Center 36 East 8th Street Theater 101 6:30PM-9:30PM RSVP: online at www. | | 212.992.9653 Free and open to the public. This evening celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Filipino writer, political activist, and Philippine national hero José Rizal begins with a screening of the new John Sayles film “Amigo.” The film, starring Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt and Joel Torre, is set during the Philippine-American War in 1900, as a village mayor (Torre) tries to negotiate between the local guerrillas and the American forces garrisoned in his town.

After the screening, Harold Augenbraum, the executive director of the National Book Foundation will be in conversation with director John Sayles. Augenbraum has translated Rizalʼs seminal titles Noli Me Tangere and most recently El Filibusterismo for the 65th year of Penguin Classics. José Rizal was one of the leading champions of Filipino nationalism and independence. His masterpiece, Noli Me Tangere, is widely considered to be the foundational novel of the Philippines. El Filibusterismo is a riveting continuation, which picks up the story thirteen years later and serves as an account of Filipino resistance to colonial rule that still resonates today. The conversation will be moderated by poet and scholar Luis H. Francia from the A/P/A Studies Program at NYU. Franciaʼs A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos (Overlook Press) was published in 2010.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Co-sponsored by: NYU Center for Media, Culture and History