Your Baggage is HERE.

In the beginning there was shame. Now there is baggage. Weigh it. Tag it. Lose it. Claim it.

It's Fringe Festival time in the city of T.O. and this time you've got some home-team representation in the city's off-beat theatre-fest, so no excuses! Come out to the Fringe and see why it's not just one-man Shakespeare shows done in the role of a cartoon character or musicals starring action-figures that should have stayed in your childhood memories.

Baggage is playing from July 2 to July 13 at Kapisanan so there's lots of time to come watch the series of plays that you missed from Tales From the Flipside earlier this year. The schedule is now out so pick your date! And just as importantly, Bring a Date!

Baggage by Reese Baguio, Aura Carcueva, Vincent Galvez, Darrel Gamotin and Christine Mangosing www.baggagetheplay.com presented by Pulang Maleta Collective

Five playwrights drawing from their distinct backgrounds in film, dance, poetry and music form the Pulang Maleta Collective and share their stories in their debut piece, BAGGAGE.

“Maria”- A woman’s struggle between filial obligation and the desire for a new life through a mailorder-bride arrangement.

“not my exotic”- Sunshine encounters a guy who is interested in a lot more than a one-night stand.

“The Edge of Family”- Crime, dinner and an envious mother exacerbate the decision of a young girl and her two men.

“Touch” - A young woman tries to navigate the world as a new lesbian. Her mentor, a Filipino drag queen, helps her try and find love and more importantly learn how to breathe.

“Claim Your Baggage” A humorous look at cultural shame and a reminder that if you don’t look back at where you came from, you’ll never get to where you’re going.

Director: Karen Ancheta & Marie Beath Badian Cast: Leon Aureus, Reese Baguio , Aura Carcueva, Rose Cortez, Alex Felipe, Vincent Galvez, Darrel Gamotin, Jessica Leibgott, Elizabeth Lofranco, Caroline Mangosing, Christine Mangosing, Andrea Mapili, Regina Simon, Michelle Turingan Audience: Mature Audience Warning: mature language, mature content, food may fall on you

WHERE: Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture 167 Augusta Avenue (Kensington)

WHEN: Wed, July 2 @ 8:00 PM Thu, July 3 @ 8:00 PM Fri, July 4 @ 8:00 PM Sat, July 5 @ 2:30 PM Sun, July 6 @ 2:30 PM Tue, July 8 @ 8:00 PM Wed, July 9 @ 8:00 PM Thu, July 10 @ 8:00 PM Fri, July 11 @ 8:00 PM Sat, July 12 @ 2:30 PM Sun, July 13 @ 2:30 PM

For more info or Media Inquiries, contact:

Bea Palanca baggagetheplay@gmail.com (416) 662-0428