April 5, 2014 : "Tulauk" Lenten Sarzuela
Where: Holy Rosary Parish Church, Angeles City Pampanga. Only 2 blocks away from Amasya Guesthouse.
What: What is a sarzuela? We'll let Wikipedia tell you. Last year, the town of Sta. Rita, Pampanga hosted the first sarzuela in a very long time. This year, Angeles City will host the event. The opera performance will be an outdoor theater at Holy Rosary Parish Church.
Here is a clip from Inquirer News article last year...
"...this is where this town staged the Passion in zarzuela form on Tuesday, the first time in 113 years that the Filipino version of the opera was used anywhere in the country to retell the Good Friday story...
...No zarzuela version of the Passion had been staged until “Tulauk,” said Robby Tantingco, executive director of the Center for Kapampangan Studies...
...Alviz used ordinary Kapampangan for the lyrics of the show, cast women in men’s roles, employed storytellers whose reflection on the Passion story gave “Tulauk” a distinctive Filipino interpretation of the Good Friday story."
(Read more: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/96253/passion-in-zarzuela-revived-after-113-years#ixzz2x9NjS17A )
April 17, 2014 (Maundy Thursday) : "Last Supper"
Where: Arevalo Basketball Court, Lourdes Northwest, Angeles City. This is only a few minutes walk from Amasya Guesthouse.
What: More details to be announced soon.
April 18, 2014 (Good Friday): "Passion & Crucifixion"
Where: The event starts at Arevalo Basketball Court & will move along Pampang Rd leading to an open space for the crucifixion. This area is only a few minutes walk from Amasya Guesthouse.
What: Don't just be a spectator, join in the procession & experience the religious traditions of local Filipinos. Angeles City religious re-enactment is a worthy alternative to the ceremony in Cutud, San Fernando. Check out Ironwulf blog for a personal account on the previous years events. In summary, this will be the part where you see flagellants & people getting crucified to atone for their sins.