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*background music*

*si Pauline, nakahiga*

*lalapit unti-unti si Johann kay Pauline at luluhod ng mabagal*

JOHANN: MOTHER?//

SHE’S DEAD…/ *kunin ni Johann si Pauline tas yayakapin* SHE’S ALREADY TAKEN AWAY FROM
ME…//

*ibababa ni Johann unti-unti si Pauline* NO…/ IT CAN’T BE…// *iiling----parang di


makapaniwala*

*mapapaatras bigla* NO!!!! *iiyak*

CHOIR: SA PILING NI NANAY *habang pumapalibot, then yung steps*

*32 stomps on both feet, vice versa*

*stomp again, one time only*

ALL: *nakayuko* THE NIGHT/

*tingin sa harap* WAS DARK/

*raise hands* FOR THE MOON WAS YOUNG/

*baba kamay* AND THE STARS/ SSHH…/ *round* WERE ASLEEP AND RARE… (5 counts)

*compress*

ALL: THE CLOUDS WERE THICK// *open, lalabas si Johann at Ikay*

*hands forward*

*baba kamay*

JOHANN: *luhod* DEAR ONE… *pause*


ALL: *pleasing* HE PLEADED/ AS HE KNELT BEFORE HER FEET IN TEARS//

JOHANN: MY LOVE IS TRUE/ BUT WHY?/ WHY HAVE YOU KEPT ME WAITING ALL THESE YEARS?//

ALL: THE MAIDEN LOOKED AT HIM/ UNMOVED IT SEEMS/ AND WHISPERED LOW *with actions*

IKAY: *tiklop pamaypay, lagay sa chin nung lalaki* PERSISTENT YOUTH!/ YOU HAVE TO PROVE BY
DEEDS/ THAT YOUR LOVE IS TRUE//

JOHANN: *kunin kamay ni Ikay* THERE’S NOT A THING I WOULDN’T DO FOR YOU BELOVED./

IKAY: *push aways si Johann* THEN GO!/ TO YOUR MOTHER DEAR/ *open pamaypay* AND
BRING…HER HEART TO ME.//

*maghihiwalay*

*open ng kabilaan*

ALL: WITHOUT ANOTHER WORD/ YOUTH LEFT OUT AND WENT TO HIS MOTHER DEAR.//

*kamay sa dibdib---TAKTAK TAKTAK*

*naglalakad si Johann nang nakayuko, may hawak na kutsilyo*

PAULINE: OH SON?/ WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?//

SON?/ ARE YOU---?/

*biglang sasaksakin ni Johann si Pauline*

ALL: HE OPENED HER BREAST

*with action* AND TOOK HER HEART!//

NERISSA: WELL..../ *habang umiiling* HE DID NOT SHED TEAR…/

APRIL: *umiiling* HE DID NOT SHED TEAR…

ALL: *with stomp* HE DID NOT SHED TEAR, HE DID NOT SHED TEAR----*stop yung padyak, bigla* HE
DID NOT SHED TEAR! (5 counts)

*compress again* THEN BACK TO HIS MAIDEN FAIR/ *tumatakbo si Johann* HE RAN/ AND RAN,
UNMINDFUL, UNMINDFUL, UNDMINDFUL OF THE RAIN!/ *biglang madudulas si Johann* BUT HIS
FEET SLIPPED/ AND HE FELL DOWN AND LOUD!!…/ LOUD HE GROANED WITH PAIN!
*mapapasigaw si Johann*

*Johann itataas yung heart* STILL IN HIS HAND HE HELD THE PRIZE…WHAT PRIZE? / *lalabas sa
kanan si Ikay* THE PRIZE THAT WOULD WIN HIS MAIDEN’S HAND.//

*lalabas si Pauline sa kaliwa, habang nakayuko si Johann* BUT HE THOUGHT OF HIS MOTHER
DEAR/ *with actions* SO KIND/ SO SWEET/ SO FOND//

*with actions* AND THEN HE HEARD A VOICE/ NOT FROM HIS LIPS, BUT AAAALLLL APART.//

GIRLS: *sunod-sunod* SON? SON… SON!


SON GET UP!/ WERE YOU HURT MY CHILD?/

BOY: IT WAS HIS MOTHER’S HEART//

*Sa Piling ni Nanay hum ulit habang pumapalibot*

FORMATION: SI IKAY NAKA-POSE NG MASUNGIT HABANG MAY HAWAK NA PAMAYPAY, SI JOHANN


NAKALUHOD HABANG NAKAHAWAK SA KAMAY NI IKAY.

PAULINE: *maglalakad patungo kay Johann nung lalaki habang tumitingin-tingin* THE NIGHT WAS
DARK/ FOR THE MOON WAS YOUNG/ AND THE STARS/ WERE ASLEEP AND RARE. *tayo sa tabi ni
Johann* SON?/ *lagay kamay sa balikat nung lalaki* IT’S ALRIGHT/ *habang yumuyuko sa balikat ni
Johann* I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE.//

*5 counts*

*tayo ng maayos*

ALL: BALLAD OF A MOTHER’S HEART/ BY JOSE LA VILLA TIERRA *3 counts---bow and exit*