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Samahang Pilipino at UCLA’s Pilipino Cultural Night May 24

Posted On 2014 Apr 28
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UCLA dance

UCLA dance

May 24, 2014 will mark UCLA’s 37th annual Samahang PIlipino Cultural Night (SPCN). With a committee of 30 individuals, a cast of over 200 participants, and an audience of up to 1,500 people, this cultural production serves as a major avenue for UCLA students to celebrate and explore the rich culture and history of the Philippines. This year’s show (titled “After Ours”) relates back to the recent tragedy in the Philippines regarding Typhoon Haiyan, and the story coincides with the idea that sometimes home isn’t necessarily about the material things you have, but the people you surround yourself with. The official show synopsis is as follows:

UCLA Students

UCLA Students

Addie is an 11-year old girl with a big imagination. Collin, her older brother, is a 19-year old with a lot of responsibility. When Addie accidentally brings a Filipino folktale back to life while trying to heal her mother, Collin doesn’t believe her. In a quest to convince him, she ends up back at the Filipino Cultural Exhibit after hours finding herself face-to-face with rowdy statues, lost princesses, mischievous duwendes, and the most feared creature in Filipino folklore, the Aswang. But with the big help of a witty bird and a pretentious pineapple, Addie may figure out how to quickly put things back together before all their stories, including hers, are over. With all these loose ends, who knows what could happen…

Again, this year’s show will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 6:00PM. Tickets are free and open to everyone of all ethnicities and ages. To request tickets or to get more information, please email tickets.spcn@gmail.com. Because of the popularity of the show, there is a limit of two tickets per request and they are not guaranteed due to high demand. But please request early as this means a better chance to receive your tickets for the show.

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