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Award-Winning Fil-Am Play "Flipzoids" to Stage in the Philippines

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I like watching theater productions but most of them were musicals and had never watched a straight play. Maybe because I haven't heard or searched for one that was staged in the Philippines.

That is why I'm glad that there is one to be staged this month with our very own, veteran singer and theater actress, Becca Godinez. The award-winning Fil-Am play, FLIPZOIDS is set to make a debut in the Philippines this coming July 17.

About Flipzoids

Set on a beach in Southern California, “Flipzoids” is a funny and highly moving story aboutthree Filipino immigrants in America navigating through the shifting landscape of home, desire, loneliness and belonging.  The play examines what it means to be an outsider, to be Filipino and/or American, to be a hybrid.


The Raving Reviews
“Becca Godinez’ Aying was a beautiful powerhouse.  Her performance wasn’t performative, as she truly took on the life and characteristics of this amazing provinciana… She was able to bring them…to the kind of slightly heightened realism that makes live theater so wonderful.” 
                                                                                                                                 R P Gonzales - pLAywriting in the City

“Jon Lawrence Rivera, the director, does a marvelous job.  His vision is simple, his characters complex and lyrical. It is a magical play about a journey home with no one having a solution to get there.  Or maybe they are home, they just don’t know it. In any case, Rivera brings to life a wonderful play that will lift your spirits and swathe your life…”

“…the mesmerizing Godinez is earthy and ephemeral, hilarious and heartbreaking.”
                                                                                                                              J. Webb - Backstage LA Theatre Review

“It’s a triumphant return to stage acting for Becca, who inhabits Aying with natural ease, as she shifts from teasing Redford… to movingly expressing her homesickness…”
                                                                                                                                                     R Nepales – Inquirer LA

The Venue

Music Museum will house the production from July 17 til the 19th. With the way the story was laid out, it is the best venue I must say. The space and seating capacity will make the play a bit more intimate and closer to the audience.
 
Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director for Playwrights’ Arena in Hollywood, CA. This award-winning theatrical work is brought to life by a trio of outstanding performers: Becca Godinez, Ellen D. Williams and Maxwel Corpuz.

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