February 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019
March 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019
February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 2019
ONSTAGE THEATRE, GREENBELT 1, MAKATI
MIONG, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, was written in 1998 to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It spans his life from birth on March 22, 1869, to the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898.
MIONG is a story of how a young person, born into a middle-class provincial family and despite external and internal conflicts, declared independence for his country and gave it its national flag and national anthem.
Recently much emphasis (through movies and theatrical presentations) has been placed,deservedly, on other Filipino heroes, but Aguinaldo’s life story and the major role he played in Philippine history has not been fairly told or has never even been told at all.
MIONG covers only Aguinaldo’s youth. He was 29 when he declared independence in Kawit. He went on to other achievements — his declaration of the first Philippine Republic in Asia and his fight to defend Philippine independence in the Philippine-American War.
MIONG celebrates courage and love of country and illustrates how the most ordinary young person can accomplish great things.
Books, Lyrics & Directed by Joy Virata
Music by Ian Monsod
Additional Lyrics by Freddie Santos