From Brush to Stage: LCCB Fine Arts Students Shine in ‘Karga-Kargada: Lima ka mga Istorya sang Kabuhi’ Theater Play

The Luisa Medel Little Theater at La Consolacion College Bacolod witnessed a riveting showcase of talent as the Bachelor of Fine Arts 3 Motion 1 Class presented “Karga-Kargada: Lima ka mga Istorya sang Kabuhi” on January 6, 2024.

The play, bearing the weighty title “Karga-Kargada,” explores the intricacies of life’s journey and the burdens we carry along the way. “Karga,” which translates to cargo or load, symbolizes the emotional baggage, past experiences, and the weight of the future that each individual must bear. Life, the play suggests, is a dual experience—both dark and colorful.

The creators behind this compelling piece, the 3rd-year Bachelor of Fine Arts students of the LCCB School of Architecture, Fine Arts & Interior Design, delve into the essence of existence. “Kargada,” reminiscent of weapons, signifies the experiences and knowledge crucial for navigating the complexities of life. As we journey through the unknown, we equip ourselves with these weapons to confront the challenges that come our way. The play emphasizes the importance of learning to fight against the darkness and utilizing our internal arsenal.

“Karga-Kargada” is an anthology of short plays that not only entertains but also challenges the audience to reflect on the narratives presented. The five plays, namely “ABI KO PIHO NA,” “TA TA TAGAY,” “PAGHIMAKAS,” “AMLIGAN,” and “GRABEHAN NGA BAGAHE,” explore different facets of life, offering a diverse and enriching experience.

The performances, held in two schedules at 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM, attracted a diverse audience comprising students, parents, guests, and notable personalities from Bacolod’s film and theater scene. The Little Theater was abuzz with anticipation and excitement as each play unfolded, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees.

“Karga-Kargada” not only showcases the artistic prowess of the students but also serves as a testament to the vibrant arts and culture scene in Bacolod. The dedication and creativity displayed by the Bachelor of Fine Arts 3 Motion 1 Class have undoubtedly added a remarkable chapter to the cultural tapestry of the city.

As the curtains fell on this extraordinary production, the echoes of “Karga-Kargada” will undoubtedly linger in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to witness this remarkable display of talent and storytelling./AV #lccbSARFAID #LCCBCommunityofFriends #BuildingDreamsTogetherwithLCCB