Papet Pasyon 2021

MANILA, March 27, 2021 – National Artist Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio’s Papet Pasyon, the puppet play about the life of Christ and His Passion, is set to stage on March 28, 2021 at 3pm, via the Facebook pages of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Arts and Letters and Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas.

Since 1985, Papet Pasyon has been opening up horizons for audiences of all ages, bringing them the story of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection using different art forms connected to our culture: puppetry, senakulo, and pasyon. Lapeña-Bonifacio, known as Lola Amel to the children who have seen the puppets come to life, grew up admiring these forms of culture, and wanting to share them to the new generation, wrote and directed the first Papet Pasyon.

After 36 years, this is the first time Lola Amel would not be in the audience to applaud the performance; nonetheless Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas continues to stage it to remind Filipinos of their rich culture and traditions, inspire in new generations a love for their faith and heritage, and remember fondly the Grand Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater.

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