National Artist in Cebu!

| January 16, 2013

    The USC Cebuano Studies Center and Little Boy Productions hosted a lecture featuring National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose and the musical “Progress” last January 26, Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. at the CAP Art Center on Osmeña Boulevard.

    F. Sionil Jose is one of the most widely-read Filipino writers in the English language, and his works have been translated into 22 languages. His novels and short stories depict the social underpinnings of class struggles and colonialism in Filipino society.

“Progress” is an original Filipino musical in English based on F. Sionil Jose’s story of the same title and adapted by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. Set during Martial Law, it is a hilarious satire on lazy government employees and the entire government bureaucracy under its “The New Society” slogan. It follows the travails of a provincial senior clerk who goes to Manila to seek the endorsement of her promotion, and drowns in incompetence and corruption along the way.

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The writer at his desk

The writer at his desk



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