REP's Father's Day Stages A Modern (Imperfect) Family
by Inside Manila Team, March 13, 2019 5:12pm
A REALatable play about REALationships
"The family is the basic foundation of the society" is one of the earliest school lessons every Filipino learn in elementary school. It stresses the importance of a family as a fundamental part of society. Not only does it serve as a foundation for character development, but it also provides structure for personal views—as another saying goes by “Everything starts at home”. Though as much as we want to have an ideal family, we all know how families can get. We all have ups, downs, and everything else in between, and Repertory Philippines is giving us this narrative with Father's Day, a play shedding light to imperfect families and its "realatable" conflicts.
The story follows the Willow family: Henry Willows (Miguel Faustmann) and Sue (Liesl Batucan), who had recently separated, the ex-couple who receives an unexpected visit from their estranged son, Matthew (Andres Borromeo), along with his young girlfriend Christine (Becca Coates and Rachel Coates). The uneasy reunion prompts Henry and Sue to recall their past, prodded by Mathew’s mischievous ways of trying to get his parents back together.
Though originated from West End Plays in London, Father’s Day is still sure to tug the Pinoy audience’s heart-strings with its family-centric plot, no filter dialogues, and savage comebacks. Because aren’t our families like that? Overall, Father’s Day is one touching story that stays true to the saying “the family who sticks together, stays together”.
Father’s Day runs from March 22 to April 14 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1.
After its run, REP is set to release exciting more plays this 2019. It will showcase “The Dresser” a play about the behind-the-scenes of a theater production, which will run from May 3 to 26, and “The Quest for the Adarna” in September, an English musical based from the beloved Ibong Adarna tale.
Purchase your tickets now by calling REP at 451-1474, Ticketworld at 891-9999, or by logging on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.