Pilipino Culture Night - 04/09/11

Cal State Fullerton students sent an invite to me for their Pilipino Culture Night on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

This year's PCN features "the Filipino woman. “Lola’s Kitchen” (Grandma’s Kitchen) is a generation-to-generation story that centers on the two characteristics that every Filipino or Filipino-American can identify themselves with: food and family. In the middle of it all is Gabriela Galang – de la Cruz, the protagonist of the play. While still in the Philippines in the 1950s, she inherits a secret recipe that has only been passed down to the women of her family from her very own mother Gloria. Once in America, Gabriela and her husband Eddie introduce Filipino cuisine to their community by opening up their own restaurant called Aming Kocina (Our Kitchen), and by doing so, share the Filipino culture to those unfamiliar with it. Life is not always so simple, though, especially for Gabriela who must find the courage in her to support her family. The play also shifts to modern-day where the lives of Filipino-American youths are examined and how much or how little they relate to their Filipino heritage. For them, food may just be the key. PCN is not just a skit though. The production also features a live Rondalla musical group that provides the music to the cultural dances and entire show as a whole. In essence, these dances tell a story of the Filipino culture that cannot be shared any other way."

Ticket information:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The La Mirada Theatre for Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada CA 90638

Two performances:
2PM Matinee, Pre-sale tickets: $10/Door tickets: $12
7PM Evening, Pre-sale tickets: $12/Door tickets: $15

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