Pepe by Malou Jacob

Online tickets now on sale

Theatre Inconnu is proud to present this show as a co-production with the Victoria Bayanihan Creative Collective

José Rizal – “Pepe” – (1861-1896) is one of the most revered figures in Philippine history. He was a multifaceted intellectual, a novelist, a celebrated physician, and a political activist. He is best known for his writings that inspired the Philippine revolution and ultimately led to his execution by the Spanish colonizers. Rizal’s martyrdom ended over 300 years of oppressive Spanish tyranny by giving birth to the Philippines as an independent nation. In the words of the playwright: “Pepe focuses on the roots of Rizal’s oppression while exploring his relationship with his family and country, always reminding the audience that although a hero, he was first and foremost an ordinary human being, an ordinary Filipino.” Director Francis Matheu will bring Malou Jacob’s play to life using a variety of presentation techniques.

Malou Jacob is a Filipino playwright and a recipient of the S.E.A. Write Award and was also a creative consultant of the Communication Foundation for Asia. To read cast member Sheila Alonzo’s interview with Malou Jacob, CLICK HERE.

Francis Matheu is the Founding Artistic Director of Twin Bill Theatre in the Philippines, and a recent graduate of the UVic MFA Theatre Directing program.

Directed by Francis Matheu
Choreography by Janice Valdez
Costumes by Clara Van Horn-Foy
Projection design by Joyce Anne S. Garcia
Sound design by Jethro Z. Joaquin (to listen to interview with Mr. Joaguin CLICK HERE)
Stage manged by Grace Martin
Cast (alphabetically): Sheila Alonzo, Kendra Bidwell, James Gonzalez, Francis G. Matheu, Igor Melo, Jessica Somera, Janice Valdez

To read cast interviews CLICK HERE

To read Pepe program CLICK HERE

Special thanks to Joey Ayala for his song Ultimo Adios

The play is about 90 minutes long, including one intermission.
All performances are wheelchair accessible – but you need to contact us beforehand so we can make accommodation.

See below for Content Advisory

To reserve and pay online for the English performances in the Paul Phillips Hall, click on your desired date/time below

Performances in English at the Paul Phillips Hall are on:
Sept 20 – 8pm (Preview)
Sept 21 – 8pm
Sept 22 – 8pm

Sept 23 – 2pm

Sept 23 – 8pm

Sept 26 – 8pm
Sept 27 – 8pm
Sept 28 – 8pm

Sept 30 – 2pm
Sept 30 – 8pm SOLD OUT
Oct 4 – 8pm

Oct 5 – 8pm
Oct 6 – 8pm
Oct 7 – 2pm

Oct 7 – 8pm

Performances in Tagalog at the Bayanihan Cultural Arts Studio are on:
Oct 20 – 7pm SOLD OUT
Oct 21 – 2pm SOLD OUT
Oct 21 – 7pm SOLD OUT

Reservations and Ticket Sales for the English performances
Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road, Victoria
Ticket Prices:
$14 regular (adults), $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Wednesday Sept 20 is half-price ($7) preview
Wednesday Sept 27 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission

You can also reserve directly through THEATRE INCONNU without prepayment:
phone:  (250) 360-0234 
In this case, you will pay when you come to see the show.
For more detailed ticket purchase information CLICK HERE

Reservations and Ticket Sales for the Tagolog (Filipino) language performances Bayanihan Community Centre, 1790 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Ticket Prices:
phone: (250) 891-5720

To learn more about the Victoria Filipino community, check out the Victoria Filipino-Canadian Association Newsletter:

– Adult themes
– Depictions of violence
– Death
– Grief and loss
– Discrimination and colonization
– Sexual violence
– Gunshots and other sudden sounds
– Intense emotional outburst 

In photo (L-R): Francis Matheu, Igor Melo, Sheila Alonzo, Janice Valdez, Kendra Bidwell, James Gonzales.

Theatre Inconnu is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples, also known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.