NEWS: REP’s Father’s Day is a refreshing ode to imperfect families


We all know what being in a family is like. There are happy moments, bitter fights, and a whole lot more in between. Repertory Philippines is giving us a play that examines this shared journey in the most relatable way. Father’s Day is a fitting tribute to imperfect families, so prepare yourself for a fresh and unique theater experience.

The second offering in REP’s 2019 season, Father’s Day runs from March 22 to April 14 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1. Witness the legendary Baby Barredo make her comeback on the director’s chair as she adapts this West End play for Pinoy audiences. Tickets are out now, so don’t miss this sharply-written story come to life.

Liesl Batucan as Sue, Andres Borromeo as Matthew and Miguel Faustmann as Henry. Catch them in REP’s Father’s Day beginning March 22.

One unassuming winter evening, Henry Willows receives an unexpected visit from his estranged son, Matthew, and his goth girlfriend, Christine. Still bitter from the divorce that tore his family apart, Henry treats them unkindly. After discovering that Matthew has run away however, he decides to call his ex-wife, Sue, resulting in an uneasy family reunion. When it is revealed that the sixteen-year-old Christine may be pregnant, it prompts Henry and Sue to recall their past, prodded on by the mischievous and conniving Matthew, who wishes to see his parents together again.

Filled with no-holds-barred dialogue and savage comebacks, Father’s Day is a witty take on the ups and downs of family life.

Though filled with no-holds-barred dialogue and savage comebacks, Father’s Day is a touching story about how family sticks together no matter what. Leading the cast is widely respected theater stalwart Miguel Faustmann as Henry Willows, accompanied by Andres Borromeo as Matthew Willows, Liesl Batucan as Sue, and Becca Coates and Rachel Coates alternating as Christine.

After its run, Father’s Day will give way to the rest of REP’s exciting 2019 season. Watch out for The Dresser, which runs from May 3 to 26 and features a dramatic look at what happens behind-the-scenes of a theater. And perfect for kids and kids at heart, The Quest for the Adarna in September transforms the beloved Ibong Adarna tale into a colorful English musical.

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Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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