WATCH: VLF Play “The Unreachable Star” is now Streaming!


The Unreachable Star
Tex Ordonez and Raffy Tejada; photo from The Virgin Labfest facebook page

The Virgin Labfest’s (VLF) The Unreachable Star is now streaming on CCP’s YouTube channel! Written by Layeta Bucoy and directed by Mara Marasigan, the play was staged at last year’s VLF.

The story follows self-assured Tatay as he discovers that his youngest child Ali is giving up her dream of becoming an engineer. He tries to persuade her that he can provide for her education through the help of their barangay captain’s patronage and his wife’s blind faith to their patron saint. He evicts his unapologetically gay older child from home as he is forced to hang on to his belief that he could fulfill all their dreams or risk the realization that his simplest of dreams has already metamorphosed into an unreachable star.

The cast features Raffy Tejada as Tatay, Tex Ordonez as Nanay, Lorie Figuerroa as Ali, and Reynald Santos as Kuya.

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Just like the other shows in CCP Online’s line-up, The Unreachable Star will only be available for one week. Other VLF plays that have also been streamed on the channel include Carlo Vergara’s Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, Juan Miguel Severo’s Hintayan ng LangitAizel Cabilan’s PagsubliDustin Celestino’s Mga Eksena sa Buhay ng Kontrabida, Anthony Kim Vergara’s A Family ReunionRolin Migyuel Obina’s Ang Pag-uulyanin ni Olivia Mendoza, Raymund Barcelon’s Ang Huling Hiling ni Darling, and Em Mendez’ Ang Unang Regla ni John.

This year’s online VLF, dubbed VLF 2020 Kapit: Lab in the Time of Covid, officially opens tomorrow!

CCP Online brings HD and archival recordings in theater, dance, visual arts, film, literary, and workshop events from CCP’s Cultural Content Digital Archives to audiences online.

You can watch The Unreachable Star below.

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