Youth-produced play to honor laity

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MANDALUYONG City, May 7, 2014—The youth of Barangay Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City is presenting a play that will pay tribute to the Church’s “unsung heroes”, the laity.

Opening on May 24, Saturday, at the fourth floor of the San Roque Parish building, the play Spotlight: Ano’ng Role Mo? revolves around the lives of seven different individuals whose often troubled but colorful personalities will pit one against the other.

“Since we are observing the Year of the Laity, we thought it’s great to produce something that will put today’s ordinary Christian man and woman on the spotlight,” San Roque Parish Youth coordinator Bernardo Nioko Layon explained.

Layon called the play, which is produced by the San Roque Parish Youth Ministry, a “must see”.

According to him, the play is about how no one is born by accident and how “one’s existence depends on my neighbor because we’re all interconnected.”

The play’s production staff and crew is itself a testament to the indispensable role of the lay faithful, especially the youth, in the life of the Church.

San Roque Parish Youth Ministry vice-president for external affairs Mark Anthony Orillo will be directing the play together with treasurer Zandra Recones who doubles as assistant director.

The cast, all non-professional actors, are youth leaders and church volunteers. They are Joshua Orillo as “Denmark” (altar server); Dee Marie Dada as “Sabrina” (projectionist during mass); Nelvyn Mendoza as “Drew” (catechist); Curt Aniceto as “Alexander” (catechist); Andree Jabal as “Dree” (legionary); Jennaly Pedrosa as “Direk Elsa” (catechist); and Jaike Ramos as “Anna” (Catechist).

“Our parish priest, Fr. Andy O. Lim, has been all-out in his support for the production. He would go out of his way to show us how much he cares. He’s also a good coach,” Layon shared.

“I thank the youth ministry for conducting meaningful activities like this one. I’m very glad to see that the trust I have given them is not wasted,” Lim said.

Tickets are available at the San Roque Parish office. For more information, visit their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Spotlight-Anong-Role-Mo. (Raymond A. Sebastián)


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