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76 American Soldiers
112 Filipino Revolutionaries
50,000 Innocent Victims
3 Ancient Church Bells
1 Hell of a Controversy
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MA-YI THEATER COMPANY
 
NEW WORKS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
 
presents
 
"PROJECT:  BALANGIGA"
By Raph B. Pena & Sung Rno
 
Blue Heron Arts Center
123 East 24th St. [btwn, Park & Lexington]
New York, NY 10010
 
Five Performances Only!
August 22nd, 23rd, & 24th @ 8:00pm
August 24th & 25th @ 3:00pm
 
Additional Outreach By:
 
-Philippine Forum
 
and
 
-Lakas Diwa:  Filipino Youth Alliance of New Jersey
 
Admission: $5.00
 
RESERVATIONS:
 
(212) 581-8896
 
or
 
e-mail maypagasa3@hotmail.com
 
This production is made possible, in part, by support from The National
Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The 
Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, & The Jerome Foundation...
 
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DESCRIPTION:
In 1901, a small town in the Southern Philippines called Balangiga 
became
the stage for one of the bloodiest battles of the Philippine American 
War.
Thousands of lives were lost.  This was America's first Vietnam.  
Today,
history continues to dog both countries, as each lays claim to 
ownership of
three ancient bells taken from Balangiga's church tower.  The Unites 
States
has all three.  The Philippines wants one back.  Who is the rightful 
owner?
Who was the more aggrieved?