Adapted by Rody Vera based on Gilda Cordero-Fernando's children's short story "The Magic Circle".
Produced by Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (DUP)
Direction: Jose Estrella
Scenic & Lights Design: Lex Marcos
Costume Design: Lee Roy New
Shadow & Puppetry Design: Don Salubayba
Jepoy and Galis are invited to a wedding underneath a balete tree, in the middle of the dark forest. No exact wedding date. They only have to wait for a sign: when it rains while the sun is shining, that's the time to go and witness the vows of the tikbalang couples. Jepoy and Galis meet the tatlong Maria: Makiling, Cacao and Sinukuan of the mountains, the enormous Doña Geronima with her clean and shiny plates, the Spanish-speaking dwark different characters and creatures of the lower mythology. Yet this wondrous banquet is not just frolic and festivity. It is also an urgent plea to the only human guest, Jepoy, no matter how young and poor he is,to tell his world to change things before it's too late. A play that reminds the children of all ages of our responsibility to take care of our environment.