Romantic Comedy “Stage Kiss” Opens this Valentine’s Season


Stage Kiss
Tarek El Tayech and Missy Maramara

Romantic comedy Stage Kiss is Repertory Philippines’ season opener for its 2020 season.

Starring Missy Maramara and Tarek El Tayech as She and HeStage Kiss follows an out-of-work stage actress (She) who auditions for the lead in a forgettable 1930’s melodrama. When her romantic c0-star (He) walks in on the first day of rehearsals, it turns out to be her real-life ex! Now, He and She will have to tackle their underlying feelings for each other while playing onstage lovers, all while sharing many, many stage kisses. Are they still actors playing a scene, or offstage lovers in a moment of passion?

Stage Kiss
Down, L-R: Justine Narciso, Andres Borromeo, Robbie Guevara, Jamie Wilson, Mica Pineda; photos c/o REP

Life simulates art and art simulates in this play-within-a-play. With a book by American playwright Sarah Ruhl, Stage Kiss will be directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna. Joining Maramara and El Tayech in the cast are Robbie Guevara, Jamie Wilson, Andres Borromeo, Justine Narciso, Mica Pineda, and pianist Nick Nañgit.

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Stage Kiss
Tarek El Tayech, Missy Maramara, Jamie Wilson, photos c/o REP

Also in the creative team are Ohm David (set design), Dennis Marasigan (lighting design), Bonsai Cielo (costume design), Jethro Joaquin (sound design), and PJ Rebullida (choreography).

The show will run from February 7 to March 1 at the Onstage Theater of Greenbelt 1.

You can buy tickets HERE.

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