SYNOPSIS of Ang Ugoy ng Duyan
Ang Ugoy ng Duyan (The Sway of the Cradle) is a musical about one Filipino boy’s journey to discovering his roots and how that empowers his present. The play centers around Ibarra (nicknamed Barry), a teenager born in Calamba, Laguna, but raised in Hong Kong. Barry goes back to his hometown in the Philippines to visit his relatives for the first time and arrives as the townsfolk are busy preparing for their annual fiesta. He slowly learns more about his origins through daily encounters with his family and newfound friends. At the town dance, he meets Maria Clara, a young lady for whom he develops an admiration. He desires to get to know her better, but his pursuit may just lead him to unearthing his destiny.
Join Barry as he acquaints himself with traditional Filipino culture and understands how a family’s love and support can help fulfill one’s dreams. This musical will feature some of the Filipino Kundiman and folk songs, the national dance Cariñosa, as well as tribal dances from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is fiction with elements based on tradition, documentation, and historical facts.