Friday, September 22, 2023

The stage is set for Dulaang UP’s comeback with 45th Theatre Season opener, THE RECONCILIATION DINNER


The stage is set for Dulaang UP’s comeback with 45th Theatre Season opener, THE RECONCILIATION DINNER

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The stage is set for Dulaang UP’s comeback with 45th Theatre Season opener, THE RECONCILIATION DINNER, a new one-act play by Floy Quintos, directed by Dexter M. Santos.

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 production boasts a powerhouse ensemble of actors led by Stella Cañete-Mendoza and Frances Makil-Ignacio. They are joined by regulars in the Philippines theatre scene including Randy Medel Villarama, Jojo Cayabyab, Nelsito Gomez, Hariette Mozelle, 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 Charles Yee (set), Mitoy Sta. Ana (costume), Loren Rivera (lights), Arvy Dimaculangan (sounds), Steven Tansiongco (video and poster), and Jojit Lorenzo (photography).

THE RECONCILIATION DINNER is set to run from November 18 to 20 at the UP Theater Main Hall Stage, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Tickets are available via Ticket2Me ( The production will also have a limited video-on-demand release via Ticket2Me.

For ticket inquiries and sponsorship, you may email us at [email protected] or message our Facebook Page: Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (DUP Official Page).


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

Floy Quintos – Playwright
Dexter M. Santos – Director
Charles Yee – Set Designer
Mitoy Sta. Ana – Costume Designer
Loren Rivera – Technical Director and Lights Designer
Arvy Dimaculangan – Sounds Designer
Steven Tansiongco – Video and Poster Designer
Marvin Olaes – Dramaturg
Davidson Oliveros – Dramaturg
Mikko Angeles – Assistant Director
Jojit Lorenzo – Photographer
Joshua Caesar Chan – Production Manager
Rico Angelo Blanco – Stage Manager

November 18 (Friday), 7:30 PM
November 19, (Saturday), 10:30 AM
November 19 (Saturday), 3:00 PM
November 19 (Saturday), 7:30 PM
November 20 (Sunday), 10:30 AM
November 20 (Sunday), 3:00 PM
November 20 (Sunday), 7:30 PM

Tickets are available via Ticket2Me. Visit this link:

Showbuyers’ Information:

For the November 19, (Saturday), 10:30 AM show, contact Cj Barinaga (09954077610) or Ivan Rivera (09171897171).

For the November 20, (Sunday), 10:30 AM show, contact Ms. Carmen Silverio Roxas (0969 298 9946 | [email protected]) for the benefit of Angat Buhay Foundation.


University Theater Main Hall Stage, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Google Maps link:
Waze Pin: University Theater Magsaysay Avenue
*Theater entrance via UP Aldaba Recital Hall, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman

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