Monday, June 24, 2024

Much-Anticipated Rerun of Hit Play THE RECONCILIATION DINNER at Circuit Makati from May 13 to 28

Much-Anticipated Rerun of Hit Play THE RECONCILIATION DINNER at Circuit Makati from May 13 to 28

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We have witnessed the most polarizing national elections in recent history. With our personal relationships on the line, are we willing to sacrifice our principles and ideals? And for what price?

The stage is set for the highly-anticipated return of THE RECONCILIATION DINNER, written by Floy Quintos and directed by Dexter M. Santos, returns to the stage at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati from May 13 to 28. It first premiered in November of 2022 to rave reviews and packed houses.

THE RECONCILIATION DINNER is a dark comedy about friends trying to heal unspoken hurts, suspicions, disbelief about the choices of those they thought they knew well. In light of the 2022 elections, how well do we really know those we hold dear? And how far are we willing to go to overlook the choices they make? The play follows the lives of close family friends—the Medinas and the Valderamas—who are forced to confront their personal differences amid the looming political turmoil in the Philippines.

The production boasts a powerhouse ensemble of actors led by Gawad Buhay Awardee (Female Lead Performance in a Musical) by Stella Cañete-Mendoza and seasoned TV, film, and theater actor Frances Makil-Ignacio. They are joined by regulars in the Philippines theatre scene including Randy Medel Villarama, Jojo Cayabyab, Nelsito Gomez, Mica Pineda, and Phi Palmos.

Joining Quintos and Santos on their sixth theatre collaboration (previous works include The Kundiman Party, Angry Christ, Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini, Ang Nawalang Kapatid, and Collection) are John Batalla (lights), Mitoy Sta. Ana (set and costume), Arvy Dimaculangan (sounds), Steven Tansiongco (video and poster), and Jojit Lorenzo (photography).

CAST
Stella Cañete Mendoza – Dina Medina
Frances Makil Ignacio – Susan Valderama
Randy Medel Villarama – Bert Medina
Jojo Cayabyab – Fred Valderama
Nelsito Gomez – Ely
Mica Pineda – Mica
Phi Palmos – Norby

ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION TEAM
Floy Quintos – Playwright
Dexter M. Santos – Director
John Batalla – Lights Designer
Mitoy Sta. Ana – Set and Costume Designer
Arvy Dimaculangan – Sounds Designer
Steven Tansiongco – Video and Poster Designer
Marvin Olaes and Davidson Oliveros – Dramaturg
Mikko Angeles – Assistant Director
Jojit Lorenzo, Vlad Gonzales, Dino Dimar – Photographers
Joshua Caesar Chan – Production Manager
Rico Angelo Blanco – Stage Manager

PLAYDATES:
May 13, 3PM (Saturday)
May 13, 8PM (Saturday)
May 14, 3PM (Sunday)
May 14, 8PM (Sunday)
May 20, 3PM (Saturday)
May 20, 8PM (Saturday)
May 21, 3PM (Sunday)
May 21, 8PM (Sunday)
May 27, 3PM (Saturday)
May 27, 8PM (Saturday)
May 28, 3PM (Sunday)
May 28, 8PM (Sunday)

For tickets, download our showbuyers’ information sheet here: https://bit.ly/TRDShowbuyers

For more information follow The Reconciliation Dinner on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRD2023

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