Reading Rizal on the Bowery
Readers are using the Penguin Edition of Noli Me Tangere. Translated by Harold Augenbraum.
12-2PM Saturday Oct 17th at Bowery Poetry Club
Noli Me Tangere: The Dinner Party
FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents a dinner party out of the 1800’s. Join a cast of characters from religious zealots to military officers to socialites as they navigate the social mores and complicated politics of late 19th century colonial Philippines. Eat dinner and observe the happenings of the first three chapters of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere as the character come to life around you.
3:30-8pm, Sunday Oct 18th at Bowery Poetry Club
Noli Me Tangere: The Marathon
FAM (Filipino American Museum) presents a marathon reading of the seminal Jose Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) . Artists, actors, dancers, activists read from the novel that shaped a national identity. Come hear the story of a colonized society and all the secrets, conspiracies, heroes and villains that result from a fractured country’s subconscious.
3:30pm Bino Realuyo and Rechelle Balanzat
3:55 Harold Augenbraum and Rio Guerrero
4:10 Luis Francia, Marilyn Abalos, and Monette Rivera
4:38 Sophia Skiles and Maia Palileo Cruz
5:02 Stella Abrera and Kalaya’an Mendoza
5:23 Christelle de Castro and Maha Chehlaoui
5:44 Ninotchka Rosca and Aldrin Valdez
6:05 Patricia Astorga
6:12 Jon Santos and Ayesha Vera-Yu
6:22 Liz Casasola and Dorotea Mendoza
6:48 Cecilia Pagkalinawan
6:54 Avena Gallagher and Nicole Ponseca
7:07 Steven Raga, Paz Tanjuaquio, and Grace Villamil
6-8pm, Monday Oct 19th at Bowery
Jose Rizal: What Tomorrow Brings
FAM presents as a close to its exploration of Noli Me Tangere, a continuation of the marathon and musings from some of Rizal’s most ardent and distinguished fans: what can a community learn from its hero’s words?
6:00 Elda Rotor
6:08 Margarita Alcantara and Jamieson Webster
6:29 Gina Apostol and Kari Rittenbach
6:52 King Phojanakong and Frances Rodriguez
7:07 Stephen Decker
7:14 Mia Katigbak and Jaret Vadera
7:31 Cynthia Casasola and K Rizz
With a special closing by Jaret Vadera and Gina Apostol.
Cosponsored by Bowery Arts + Science, Broadway Barkada, and Kundiman.
Special thanks to Cafe 81.
Reading Rizal is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Reading Rizal is also made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.