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CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES
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Script In English:
Onstage, ‘Macarena’ is playing and the politician is jiggling.
He flashes his toothy smile and snaps his fingers to the beat.
As the music stops, he promptly kisses a baby held up to him by a young mother.
The crowd cheers.
With his voice cracking, he again tells the story of how he grew up in the slums of Manila.
“My playground was the dump. And garbage was my playmate,” he reminisces.
How he’d scrape sardines from discarded cans to silence his grumbling stomach.
How in his teens, he gave CPR to a dog choking on a bone, and rescued five chickens from a burning poultry house.
“Because they are God’s creatures,” the politician sighs.
If you’ve seen this drama before, come to Virgin Labfest 2015 and watch plays never before staged. June 24 to July 12 at the Cultural Center.