Media Kit - The Love Edition: Time After Time

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The show featuring short plays about love, heartache, and the weirdness in between returns to SF’s SoMa Pilipinas in February

SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2017 - Bindlestiff Studio, the nation's only theater dedicated to showcasing Filipino-American and Pilipino performing arts located in the heart of the South of Market, is bringing back the love with its most celebrated show of short original plays to be staged for The Love Edition: Time After Time, February 9-25, 2017. Mounted as a variety show mixing comedy and drama through the lens of experimental media, The Love Edition (TLE) will capture complex narratives and experiences about love and relationships.

TLE’s theme this year spotlights melodramas throughout the ages. Tales of the star-crossed and lovelorn have captivated generations of audiences across the world through soap operas, teleseryes, telenovelas, Korean dramas and the like. TLE invites audience members to embrace, critique, honor, and reinvent the emotional spectacle of the melodrama genre.

This is the 5th iteration of TLE, originally produced by the theater’s resident artists Chuck Lacson and Raf Lim in 2006, continuing to foster the talents of Bindlestiff’s community artists and cultivate arts and culture in the vital SoMa Pilipinas community of San Francisco.

FEATURED PLAYS

OUR LAST DANCE
Written by Conrad A. Panganiban. Directed by Julie Kuwabara. Cast: Giancarlo Cariola, Aura San Miguel, Doy Charnsupharindr, and Lynie Abadilla.
Some wedding guests cry, some get too drunk, and some run into their ex’s. Former-flames Harper and Noah deal with their first encounter since breaking up, with their new plus-ones in tow.

IDWYT (I DON’T WANT YOU TO)
Written by George Smart. Directed by Rizal Adanza. Cast: Juan Berumen and Jonah Pavon.
Bob and Dale seem to be in a groove in their long-term relationship. But even after 10 years, they have arguments, they make compromises and they even throw in a few non-negotiable I-Don’t-Want-You-To’s.

LOVE IS A VERB
Written by Marygrace Burns. Directed by Joe Cascasan. Cast: Manny Cabrera and Lauren Garcia.
Break-ups hella suck. Best friends Ika and Wesley eat fresh-as-hell beignets and lament about their ex-lovers. They talk about doors to opportunities that closed behind them long ago, and hope against hope other doors lay open.

BE YOUR OWN OTP
Written by Marissa Martinez. Co-directed by Lauren Garcia and Joe Cascasan. Cast: Jennifer Cardenas.
In the fanfiction world a “One True Pairing” is one’s favorite combination of fictional characters to pair together into the perfect couple. In the real world, for a fan like Kathy, it might mean something else entirely.

PRAYING FOR LOVE
Written by Emmanuel Romero. Directed by Oliver Saria. Cast: Raisa Donato, Doy Charnsupharindr, Tina Braganza, Aura San Miguel, and Giancarlo Cariola.
Marriage, kids, and decapitation are what’s expected in the life of the everyday praying mantis and their mate. Mandy and Marty discover just how much those things will change their lives on their wedding day.

THE COWBOY & THE CROW
Written by Alison Crane. Directed by Lorenz Gonzales. Cast: Giancarlo Cariola and Anna Sun.
Joe is as manly as they come, but even more heartbroken. While drowning his sorrows in a dusty bar, a strange woman offers just the thing to make all of Joe’s pain float away.

THE BEAUTY & RODRIGO
Written by Sonya Gray Redi. Directed by Golda Sargento. Cast: Clare Morales, Lee Salazar, Jamie Nallas, and Brandon Bigelow.
Passion! Drama! Romance! What more could one want from a TV show? Super fan, Sofia, settles down to watch her favorite drama series where the characters become realer than real

WHAT/WHO
THE LOVE EDITION: TIME AFTER TIME
Inspired by ageless love stories and your lola’s addicting soap operas, 7 short original plays about Love, Heartache and the Weirdness in between will grace the Bindlestiff Studio stage just in time for Valentine’s Day.

WHEN
February 9-25, 2017
8:00PM - Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

WHERE
Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

TICKETS
$10-$25
tle2017.bpt.me

SPONSORS
Food & Drinks provided by:
Inay Filipino Kitchen at Metreon
Fil-Am BBQ Cuisine
Suja Juice

Sponsors:
Bayani Art

Media Sponsors:
Paciano Triunfo Photography
Project W Production

PRESS RELEASE
Press Release - The Love Edition: Time After Time (pdf)

PHOTOS
Excellent large, high-resolution (300dpi photos) available at:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/146582538@N03/1x4950

PRESS CONTACT
Melanie Elvena
theloveedition@gmail.com

ABOUT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO
Bindlestiff Studio’s mission is to cultivate artists who reflect and celebrate the diverse values, traditions, and histories of Pilipino and Filipino American cultures through bold artistic expression and community engagement. Originally opened in 1989, Bindlestiff is the only permanent performing arts theater in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. We provide the underserved Filipino American community access to diverse offerings in theatrical productions, music and film festivals, workshops in directing, production, acting, stand-up comedy, and writing, as well as a children and youth theater program.