Teen rom-com is newest work by award-winning Fil-Canadian playwright
“The Waltz,” a romantic comedy, follows two Filipino teens who meet serendipitously in the summer of 1993 and features many recognizable Canadian and Filipino ’90s references.
The play is the latest production to hit the stage at Toronto’s renowned Factory Theatre, with the special world premiere running for the next few weeks only.
The setting is the middle of Saskatchewan, where young Romeo Alvarez, played by Anthony Perpuse, happens to stop off to visit some family friends on his long trek from Ontario to his new home in British Columbia.
But the pit stop turns into a journey of its own when he has one fateful night under the stars with Bea Klassen, played by Ericka Leobrera, whose history is curiously connected with his own, though neither of them knows it.
Tagalog subtitles will also be available at the Nov. 5 and 10 performances.
The 70-minute show runs until November 13, with tickets on a helpful sliding pay scale available online now.