Bitter fights, intense comebacks, and open conversations. This is what Repertory Philippines’ “Father’s Day” is all about.
Adapted from the original West End production, Father’s Day revolves around Henry Willows, played by Miguel Faustmann. Used to his life alone and as a divorcee, Henry receives an unexpected visit from his mischievous son Matthew, brought to life by Andres Borromeo. Still resentful over the divorce and losing his family, Henry treats him unkindly and remains unsympathetic toward his son.
The unusual family reunion may seem heavy, but actually holds many comedic and lively elements that REP (abbreviated name of the theater organization) is known for. Meant to be enjoyed with the family, the audience would get to see the many ups and downs of family life – with members caring and supporting one another at the end of the day.
With theater legend Baby Barredo — lovingly known in the industry as Tita Baby — back on the director’s chair, Father’s Day is definitely a show not to be missed. It runs at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1 until April 14. Tickets are available at Repertory Philippines and Ticketworld.