Acclaimed play ‘The Reconciliation Dinner’ to be restaged this May

After a successful debut run last year, award-winning writer and director Floy Quintos’ one-act play, The Reconciliation Dinner, returns to stage this May at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater in Circuit Makati, Makati City.

Set in a volatile political climate, the dark comedy follows two close friends, Dina Medina and Susan Valderama, as they confront their personal differences and how their political choices affect their lives and families.

The Reconciliation Dinner was first staged by Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas from 18 to 20 November 2022 at the University of the Philippines, earning praises.

The original director, Dexter Martinez Santos, returns for the 2023 staging together with the original cast, which includes Stella Cañete-Mendoza, Frances Makil-Ignacio, Randy Medel Villarama, Jojo Cayabyab, Nelsito Gomez, Mica Pineda and Phi Palmos.

Excerpts of the play was staged during Alab: An Auction and Benefit Dinner for Angat Buhay on 15 March for the NGO established by former Vice President Leni Robredo.

“I have never met Ma’am Leni personally. But am proud to have volunteered my services during the campaign and most recently, during the launch of Angat Buhay Foundation, where excerpts of ‘The Reconciliation Dinner’ served as an intro to her report on the foundation’s projects. At all these instances, I have admired her from afar,” wrote Quintos in a Facebook post with a video greeting from Robredo. “But always, always there is the gratitude conveyed most sincerely. This video message was sent after the Angat Buhay event last March. Needless to say, it is most treasured.”

The 14 May show will serve as a culminating event of the Tayo Ang Liwanag: People’s Campaign Anniversary Week, which started on 9 May. The celebration included the launch of the coffee-table book Tayo Ang Liwanag, written by Robredo, and daily performances at the Museo ng Pag-Asa. Limited signed copies of the book will be made available on the 14 May show.

The Reconciliation Dinner will be shown from 13 to 14, 20 to 21 and 27 to 28 May, Saturdays and Sundays, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from P1,500 to P2,000, and can be purchased at For ticket and
show-buying inquiries, one may call 0922-8080453.