Loving as a child: Ikarus Theater Collaborative’s “Manikang Kuneho”


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To love as a child is to love purely, unconditionally, and without agenda. With Ikarus Theater Collaborative’s first production for 2019, you are invited to return to childhood with the timeless tale of Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit.

Ikarus Theater Collaborative opens its sixth season with “Manikang Kuneho”, a Filipino musical adaptation of the story between a child and its beloved toy. With songs written to spark the child in you, “Manikang Kuneho” is a chance to relearn what it’s like to love like a child.

The production is helmed by award-winning director Jay Crisostomo IV, who also adapted the children’s story for the stage, with music composed Abi Casauay.

“Manikang Kuneho” stars Mary Joyce Miranda, CJ Maramara, Earl John Diaz, James Vic Allen Pangan, and Angelique Frades.

Catch the show in DITO: Bahay ng Sining, J. Molina St, Concepcion Uno, Marikina, at 7:00 p.m. on Jan 25, Jan 26, Feb 1, Feb 2, Feb 8, Feb 15, and Feb 16, with a 4:00 p.m. matinee on Feb 16.

For ticket inquiries and reservations, please send a message to 0917.863.2364, or an e-mail to ikarustheater@gmail.com.