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× ‘Sometimes, the show can’t go on’: How Filipino theater tries to cope

Twenty-eight productions of 22 companies in Metro Manila have been affected so far by the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which forced the government to lock down Luzon and suspend all public gatherings.

From public health perspective, the move was necessary.

Yet, one simply cannot ignore the economic repercussions of this unprecedented shutdown.

"Theater is time-bound and time-sensitive…