CSB mounts youth play by Palanca-winning writer

Bukas Na, a play that focuses on dilemmas experienced by young Filipinos, will be staged at the 5F Theater of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Design + Arts Campus beginning 15 November 2023.

The story centers on a group of friends who embark on an adventure in search of self-worth, purpose and love. While drunk one time, they decide to invest their savings in a drop-shipping business. However, the new entrepreneurs soon discover the hardships of the online marketplace, eventually affecting their lives and friendship.

The two-hour production is written by Palanca awardee Jay Crisostomo IV and directed by DLS-CSB Theater Arts graduating student Jack Denzel Gaza.

It features performances by student-actors Coleen Nika Aldana, Jang Baniasia, Kyle Confesor, Sam Dahilan, Ysabel Suaybaguio and Ethan Wong, and produced by Odd One Out Productions, a group of young thespians from the Theater Arts Program of the Benilde School of Arts, Culture, and Performance.

Bukas Na will open 15 November with shows at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., followed by performances on 16-18 November at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The last show is on 21 November, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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