Baguio students perform classic Spanish play

BAGUIO CITY — Spanish Deputy Ambassador Carmela Barcia and European Union Delegation First Secretary Frederic Grillet on 27 August graced the opening night of the classic Spanish play “Fuenteovejuna” at St. Louis University’s Center for Culture and Arts.

Spanish Deputy Ambassador to the Philippines Carmela Barcia

The show was also streamed online on Teatro Europa’s Facebook page.

“Fuenteovejuna” was performed by Tanghalang SLU as part of Teatro Europa, the annual theater festival organized by the EU Delegation to the Philippines, with the support of SLU, the Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes Manila.

SLU president Fr. Gilbert Sales welcomed Barcia and Grillet.

“Fuenteovejuna,” written by playwright Lope de Vega, is based on a historical incident in which villagers kill an abusive military commander.

De Vega (1562-1635) was one of the most outstanding figures of the Spanish Golden Age of Baroque literature.

He wrote as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces.

Fr. Sales, in his opening speech, cited theater’s role in educating the youth to be responsible citizens.

Watch the play on Facebook @TeatroEuropaPH.

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