4,000 Miles

by - March 11, 2015

Filipinos are family-oriented. That is the story of our culture. A fact woven into the very fabric of our existence. For 26 years now, I myself am very close to my family. I'm always with my Lola and my Mom and I often talk online despite her being abroad. It's just something that we would hold dear to our hearts as Filipinos. But of course, we can't avoid some misunderstandings sometimes due to the generation gap. Though, it doesn't mean that we won't pull through as a family. :)

Last Friday, Athan and I watched the opening of  an on staged play just about family ties. :) It's Repertory Philippines' newest play, '4,000 Miles.' :)

I think this is already my fourth Repertory Philippines play and I must say I'm enjoying it a lot. I never did take notice of these things until I watched their Alice In Wonderland last 2013. I love how creative they get on stage. They really know how to put on a good show! :) This time though, it wasn't a musical, but a monologue kind.

About 4,000 Miles

"After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4,000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world."

"It's about understanding. It's about our journey towards growth and wisdom. That's what makes it so universal. I think by the end of it, we'll all walk away just a bit wiser about the dynamic of human relationship," Bart Guingona, the play's director said.

In its various runs across America, 4,000 Miles has received praise for its story. It has been heralded as the Best New Play by the Obie Awards in 2012 and was a Finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. Amy Herzog (the writer) was also recognized as an outstanding playwright by the New York Times.

Cast of the play is Baby Barredo (Vera Joseph), Jef Topacio Flores (Leo Joseph- Connell), Caisa Borromeo (Bec), and Cara Barredo (Amanda). :)

This play kind of surprised me. It wasn't the typical one that I'm used to. Nevertheless, a good show. :)

4,000 MILES will be staged from March 6 to 29 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Ticket prices range from Php 400 to Php 600. For more details regarding 4,000 Miles, call Repertory Philippines at 843-3570 or you can also book tickets through TicketWorld at 891-9999 or visit their website at www.ticketworld.com.ph :)



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