Jul 15, 2024

October 1, 2023 - Pepe, a play based on the Philippines’ national hero Jose Rizal, is currently onstage in Victoria. Co-produced by Theatre Inconnu and Bayanihan Community Centre, the play was written by Malou Jacob, Southeast Asian Write Award recipient and resident playwright of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). 

The play in English will run until October 7 at the Paul Phillips Hall on Fernwood Road in Victoria, while the Tagalog version will run exclusively at the Bayanihan Community Centre on Blanshard Street in Victoria on October 20 and 21 only.



About the play, Jacob noted: “Pepe focuses on the roots of Rizal’s oppression while exploring his relationship with his family and country, always reminding the audience that although a hero, he was first and foremost an ordinary human being, an ordinary Filipino.”

Pepe is directed by Francis Matheu who is the founding artistic director of Twin Bill Theatre in the Philippines and a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s MFA Theatre Directing program. The media release promises to “bring Malou Jacob’s play to life using a variety of presentation techniques.”

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About the Author
Rachel Ramos-Reid started writing for magazines and newspapers when she was still a junior at the University of the Philippines’ Communication degree program majoring in Journalism. She continued to write in a public relations/corporate communications capacity in various private and government offices until moving out of the country in 1997 to work as Programme Officer for the arts and culture branch of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. At the end of her term, Rachel found herself immigrating to Canada in the year 2000 and again searching for new beginnings. Currently she is the Executive Assistant to a small rural college on Vancouver Island.

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