Please join the Filipino Cultural Association (FCA) for our annual Philippine Culture Night (PCN) on Saturday, April 14th in the Grand Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
This year’s PCN focuses on the topics of immigration and mental health. “Dalawang Dalaga” tells the story of Aiza, who immigrates to the United States from the Philippines at the age of twenty to live with her estranged father, Ed, who had to leave Aiza behind when he moved to the US. Now, Aiza must acculturate to life in the US, life with Ed and his wife and children, and life as a college student. She takes the time adjusting to her new life with guidance from her half-sister, Sam, but things get complicated when Ed suggests that the girls host a joint debut.
PCN is a play that is the culmination of everything FCA achieves – it is written, directed, choreographed, acted, danced, and produced by FCA general body members. PCN showcases FCA’s activities throughout the year, which focus on education, advocacy, cultural enlightenment, and the overall promotion of Filipino and Filipino-American culture. The night features both modern and cultural dances, our renowned a cappella ensemble The Mezzopinoys, and a traditional Filipino dinner. In addition, the FAST Bayani Award for 2018 will be presented, which celebrates an individual that has demonstrated exemplary acts to our members throughout their time as part of FCA.
Tickets are available through the Hoff Box Office located in Stamp and online via the University of Maryland ticketing system here. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 the week of.
We hope that you will join us for this very special night that is essential to FCA, our mission, and our community. Doors will open at 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to an e-board member – contact information can be found here.