Piketlayn Cantata: A Worker’s Song Cycle
Sat April 30, 8PM
Sun May 1, 6PMBayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St @ 6th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tickets: $13 advance, $16-20 @ the door
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165230 or call (800) 838-3006
In an original song cycle written by acclaimed Filipina poet and playwright Joi Barrios, we follow the tumultuous journey of Juan, an overseas caregiver, and his wife, Biyang, a factory worker in South Cotobato City. Worlds apart, both find themselves struggling for worker’s rights in the face of insurmountable odds. While some victories are secured, in the end we are reminded that the struggle continues for workers around the globe.
Narrated by three Jesters, this “serious” story is injected with humor and playfulness. Using jokes, poetry, television news reports, and letter excerpts, this original song cycle interrogates history, the concept of the “well-made text,” and what is considered to be “radical.”
In the current volatile battle for union rights, this performance is a must-see!