KABSI to stage ‘Jonah the Explorer’

The Kabarkadang Sillimanian (KABSI) will showcase “Jonah the Explorer” in the seventh leg of their bi-annual theater production.

Director Jai Molina Dollente said that the inspiration behind this semester’s concept is the topic of “preaching.”

“Preaching the Word of God is something that we have to live in our lives. I want to instill to the youth and to all the people that the most important gift that we can give to our Creator is to spread His words, live with His teachings, and proclaim the Word of God,” Dollente said.

Dollente also added that “Jonah the Explorer” is somehow the same as the animated kids show, “Dora the Explorer,” but with a lot of “twists and surprises.”

Although the topic is serious, KABSI will still be a comedy show, according to Dollente.

“It will always be masaya and nakatatawa, but I can assure everyone that before you leave Luce Auditorium, you will bring along with you a lot of lessons,” Dollente said.

Unlike the conventional theater play, KABSI is an “improv” play wherein actors do not have scripts. The actors will also sing their original compositions during the show.

Supported by the Silliman University Student Government (SUSG) Socio-Cultural Committee, the proceeds of the show will go to the SUSG Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available at the SUSG office at Php100.

“Jonah the Explorer” will be staged on Sept. 7 and 9, 7pm, at the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.

By Nova Veraley V. Grafe

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