The MSU-IIT Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) pulls off another magical debut, an auspicious start for its 35th Season, with a well-received “Ming Ming” at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City last May 12.

Celebrating the National Heritage Month, the acclaimed “Ming Ming,” Palanca First Prize winner by Steven Patrick C. Fernandez, narrates of the epic story of three generations of a Moro family mired in controversy. The characters coping with changing expectations deal with their quests for liberty and love, thus producing a poignant work that has affected the play’s audiences.

The play was produced by Xavier University and Voice Network in this university’s advocacy to promote peace in the region.

Critics have given the thumbs up for “Ming Ming” since it first premiered in 2004 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It has toured the country and has been featured in major national festivals including Tanghal and Adindanao.

Audiences packed both matinee and gala performances in its recent road show in Cagayan de Oro.

“Ming Ming” will have its Iligan run in July at the MSU-IIT, one of several offerings for this season of the IPAG, acknowledged a major performing Philippine company that has represented the country in large festivals in over 100 cities worldwide.

National and international productions are on sked this season including the mounting of new works. (Schedules will be properly announced.)

Directed by Fernandez, the play also features Venus Tan, Hobart Savior, Jean Graciela Penola, Leilani Fernandez, Wenna Damulog, and Diane Clemente as Ming Ming. The play is stage managed by Hermie Dico and Vicmar Paloma (also its designer), and its production is managed by Arlem Abanes.

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