Music Lane Okinawa Rescheduled to February 20-21, 2021

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Following the recent declaration of State of Emergency for the central area in Tokyo, Japan, the Music Lane Festival Okinawa 2021 (Music Lane Okinawa) and Trans Asia Music Meeting 2021 has been rescheduled to February 20 and 21, 2021. According to a statement released by organizers, the decision to postpone the festival follows the recent rising cases of the COVID-19 in different parts of Japan. “Although Okinawa is not included in the State of Emergency, there are many artists and audiences participating from Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures. In addition, the spread of infection in Okinawa Prefecture is becoming more prominent again… We felt that pushing the festival to be held in these circumstances could cause inconvenience and trouble to the participating artists, audiences, and all the staff members.” The announcement was made formally last week to the Japanese audience. Originally slated for January 16-17, the Music Lane Okinawa was set to be the debut edition of the multina

Reuniting a broken family in Father’s Day

Repertory Philippines latest offering for its 82nd season, the Father’s Day by Eric Chappel is one big surprise in terms of humor, a very light and entertaining play that revolves in one broken family that will be assemble again after reuniting and confronting all the issues, and God forbid those reasons are all hilarious.
 Repertory Artistic Joy Virata explain that this closing show for the season is a must see, upon reading the script for Father’s Day the admit laughing at it wholeheartedly.

“We just had a historical play now we have a comedy, next time we will have a very intellectual but really entertaining play, will give you a whole range of theater, and now it’s time to laugh light, life comedy hope you enjoy.” Virata said.  
This British play focus on the story of Willows Family, Miguel Faustmann play Henry the father that lives independently for sometimes, until his son Matthew and his girlfriend Christine show up and the ghost of the past came back again, a lot of explaining happen until Mother Sue also arrive in the picture, and that reunion scene is one hell of comedy.

During the question and answer portion, it was revealed that Faustmann did the beautiful set, I love how it was design that create a homey ambiance complemented of course with great lighting. Liesl Batucan who act as Sue is so good in this, we all have fun in her giggle scenes acting like a 14 year girl who is about to be kiss for the first time by the boy of her dreams, she was the assistant director of the play as well.

Other cast include Andres Borromeo as the charming Matthew, he was last seen in Repertory‘s Rapunzel, and there are two lady alternating for Christine, the real life sisters Becca and Rachel Coates. Father’s Day is under the direction of Baby Barredo.
Show will run until April 14, 2019 only at Greenbelt 1 Onstage, you may purchase your tickets now by calling REP at 451-1474, Ticketworld at 891-9999, or by logging on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.

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Photos by Leo Francisco

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