Life seems to be looking up for the Ejercito family in 1996, despite a new boom of conservatism spearheaded by John Howard and Pauline Hanson.
19-year-old Lovia falls in love for the first time, her disenfranchised, alcoholic, disenfranchised father Jovy finally gets a job, and her brother Vergel lands a role in an ultra-fabulous amateur production of a Broadway classic. While the family embrace and challenge the opportunities presented to them, the return of a long-estranged presence rocks the lives of the Ejercito family to its very core.
Ate Lovia (AH-the LOW-viya) is a new Filipino-Australian drama, that explores what it means to stay loyal to your family, no matter how brutal it gets.
Proudly supported by Create NSW and City of Sydney. Development and Community Engagement support provided by National Theatre of Parramatta & Shopfront Arts Co-op's Open Shop Program.
Representation and discussion of trauma, racism and racist speeches, violence, and alcohol abuse. References to drug use, domestic violence, homophobia and misogyny. Occasional coarse language and loud noises.
kwento aims to open up spaces for critical and creative discourse. The content presented discusses topics that audiences may find triggering or traumatising. We encourage everyone to be emotionally aware of these warnings before viewing these productions.
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