October 17, 18, & 19: Reading Rizal

Kundiman & Filipino American Museum Present:
Three Days of Reading Rizal

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with an unprecedented weekend-long production of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, his seminal work that defined Filipino national identity. Manhattan Reads Rizal is an immersive marathon production that pushes the boundaries of theater, multidisciplinary performance, and literary presentation.

For information on all events, please visit the Facebook Event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/500442533463798/

Saturday, October 17th, 12-2pm
Noli Me Tangere: The Dinner Party

FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents a dinner party out of the 1800's. Join a cast of characters from religious zealots to military officers to socialites as they navigate the social mores and complicated politics of late 19th century colonial Philippines. Eat dinner and observe the happenings of the first three chapters of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere as the character come to life around you. Featuring Alan Ariano, Quinn Coughlin, Ron Domingo, Jose Llana, Alfredo Narciso, PJ Policarpio, and Ching Valdes-Aran. Directed by Ken Leung.
General Admission (includes lunch buffet): $30 online / $40 at the door
Weekend Pass (includes lunch buffet and admission to 3:30pm Sunday and 6:30pm Monday shows): $40 online / $50 at the door.

Sunday, October 18th, 3:30-8pm
Noli Me Tangere: The Marathon

FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents a marathon reading of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) . Artists, actors, dancers, activists read from the novel that shaped a national identity. Come hear the story of a colonized society and all the secrets, conspiracies, heroes and villains that result from a fractured country's subconscious. Featuring Marilyn Abalos, Patricia Astorga, Liz Casasola, Christelle de Castro, Maha Chelaoui, Luis Francia, Avena Gallagher, Rio Guerrero, Cecilia Pagkalinawan, Maia Cruz Palileo, Nicole Ponseca, Patrick Rosal, Ninotchka Rosca, Jon Santos, Sophia Skiles, Jaret Vadrea, Aldrin Valdez and more.

Tickets: $7 online / $10 at the door

Monday, October 19th, 6-8pm
Jose Rizal: What Tomorrow Brings

FAM presents as a close to its exploration of Noli Me Tangere, an introduction to Jose Rizal’s follow-up novel, the explosive El Filibusterismo. Scholars, knights, and Rizal experts discuss the importance of these novels and how they resonate with a contemporary community's search for identity.

Tickets: $7 online / $10 at the door