Nov. 22, 2010

Actors of "A Walk in the Park (Love: Filipino Style)." Standing, l.-r.: Flawrhence Jaymer Capili, Julian Alexander Nakar, Jose Mayo, Rosalinda Rupel, Anthony George Tality and Michael Joshua Jaca. Seated, l.-r.: Kristina Micu, Kristine Joy Vivar, Khrystine Capili and writer/director Tino Aquino Capili.


In cooperation with the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs and the City Free Public Library, the Pan American Concerned Citizen’s Action League, Inc. (PACCAL), Jersey City, N.J. is staging the play “A Walk in the Park (Love: Filipino Style)” on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 2 p.m., at the Five Corners Library Auditorium, 678 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.

“A Walk in the Park...,” tells the story of a second generation Filipino mother in Jersey City who struggles to raise her one and only daughter instilling in her the values of a traditional Filipina with emphasis on modesty, simplicity and extreme caution when dealing with the opposite sex.

The play will feature the olden day customs of the Filipinos regarding courtship and expression of love, hence the subtitle “Love: Filipino Style.”

Unique Filipino practices such as the romantic harana (serenading) and the groom’s paninilbihan (voluntary servitude) to his wife-to-be will be featured in the highlight scene of the play.

The hilarious comedy showcases Filipino theater artists from New Jersey most of whom are members of the Rejoice for God The Greatest Artist Acting Group, such as Kristina Micu, Rosalinda Rupel, Julian Alexander Nakar, Michael Joshua Jaca, Joey Mayo, Flawrhence Jaymer and Khrystine Capili.

Staging her theater debut is new talent Kristine Joy Vivar and lending special participation is George Tality, 2004 Filipino Singing Idol.

“A Walk in the Park...” is penned and directed by Tino Aquino Capili.

Adding distinction to this theater event and making it even more interesting is the participation of Persian dance artists Kimia Kardan and Pardis Nejad, and the tested terpsichorean talent of Virgie Alvarez and the Pagbubunyi Dance Ensemble.

Admission to the play is free and open to the public.

For questions/information about the play, call Five Corners Library: 201.547.4543, Rose Javier: 201.993.8815, Betty Buenviaje: 973.220.2765 or Linda Mayo: 201.388.1260.

PACCAL is a 501 (c3) nonprofit organization.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. De Gise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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