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UP Repertory Company streams the virtual play “Hilot” on FB

Catch the compelling fictional and retrospective drama on August 21.

Hilot, the ancient practice of healing in the Philippines, is the title and subject of a virtual stage play by the UP Repertory Company. Here are three things to know about the online presentation of a theater group that is celebrating its 48th season:

Hilot Virtual Play: It’s a one-night-only event.

Catch it on UP Repertory Company’s Facebook page on Saturday, August 21 at 7 pm.

Hilot Virtual Play: It’s a compelling fictional and retrospective narrative.

That’s the description of the play consisting of five parts narrating centuries of the perfection of physicians in the country. Hilot was written by Aldrich Gerard Gatbunton and Winona Eunice Alindogan, and directed by Ron Simon Lomibao. (Read: 4 Online Plays That Pope John Paul II Would’ve Loved)

Hilot Virtual Play: There’s a webinar before it.

To better understand and appreciate Hilot, familiarize yourself with the various traditional healing methods in the Philippines through the webinar “Baliktanaw sa Albularyo, Babaylan at Hilot.” Herbalists, babaylans, midwives, and scholars of traditional medicines are the guests of this informative discussion on Monday, August 16, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Register here.

Photo from The UP Repertory Company Facebook

For questions and other details, please contact Aimee Ramos at (0956) 990-3167. 

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