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Tandaan XVIII - A Leap of Faith

The Philippine Cultural Society
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We are pleased to officially announce our upcoming, annual show, Tandaan XVIII: A Leap of Faith on Sunday April 22nd from 5:00-9:00PM. Our show features an original, student written and produced, production with acting and traditional dancing performed by our organization's members. We are so excited to continue this tradition and celebrate our hard work and culture with our audience.


• WHEN: Sunday, April 22nd
• DINNER: 5:00PM in the GWU SMPA building on the second floor.
• SHOW: 6:00PM in the GWU Marvin Center in the Dorothy Betts Theatre.

Please note that our event will feature a traditional, catered Filipino dinner, as well as our show. Our dinner will begin at 5:00PM in the School of Media and Public Affairs building (SMPA) Art Gallery Lobby on the second floor. The show will begin at 6:00PM and will take place in the Dorothy Betts Theatre in the Marvin Center on the first floor.


LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yctqvmm9
Purchase them at the Lisner Auditorium Box Office (730 21st St NW, Washington DC, 20052)


$10 per ticket for GW Students, Faculty, and Alumni
$15 per ticket for Adults
Note: There is a $1 box office fee per ticket

You will receive your physical ticket(s) through will call if you purchased them before the event. You may pick them up either in the SMPA Art Gallery Lobby (5:00-6:00pm) or at the Dorothy Betts Theatre. There will also be ticket sales in the SMPA Art Gallery Lobby (5:00-6:00pm) and at the Dorothy Betts Theatre (6:00-7:00pm).


Please see the attached document to include a company or personal ad in this year's playbill. Our playbill will not only tell you about PCS’s year in review but can also be your opportunity to shout out your favorite PCSers, send a message of support for someone you know in the show, or even to advertise your business. If this interests you, please fill out and submit our ad contract down below and email all completed ad contracts to pcsculturalshow@gmail.com.

Ad Contract: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iOzC_DPtjiD0k_7oJ_nbGeS6k-dxAFXewh6WsEJEZes/edit

A new feeling. A growing doubt. A stressful situation. A leap of faith.

It’s Easter Break for students at St. Gemma University, and Shawn, Andrea, and Maya are headed home. Having all been raised in the church, the three must now navigate what it means to be religious (or not) in the modern-day, especially as Filipino-Americans whose culture and tradition is in many ways tied to the faith.

Tandaan XVIII: A Leap of Faith is not a religious story, but a universal tale about empathy, acceptance, and growing up. Join us for these coming-of-age stories, interwoven through the three narratives, written and performed by members of the Philippine Cultural Society at GW. PCS members will also perform traditional Filipino dances in various styles.

CW: This show tackles the important yet difficult themes of mental illness and questioned sexuality.

Since 2001, Culture Show (aka Tandaan – “in remembrance”) has been PCS’s culminating event of the spring semester. It is written, directed, and choreographed by the cultural coordinators, showcasing the five different Philippine dance suites – Maria Clara, Rural, Lumad, Igorot, and Muslim – while at the same time portraying a story relevant to the history of the Filipino community, or the issues that it has faced or continues to face today. The best part – anyone and everyone can be a part of Culture Show! Prior experience to acting or dancing is never required to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact us via our Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!