Ampalaya Monologues' 2nd Year Anniversary Show ‘Two Is Bitter Than One’ a Huge Success!

Published · Wednesday, October 18, 2017 09:42 AM

Ampalaya Monologues celebrated its 2nd Anniversary with a one-night only anniversary show “Ampalaya Dialogues #TwoIsBitterThanOne” last October 14 at the PETA Theater Center, Quezon City.

The show started with a Spoken Word Poetry and they had collaborations with other popular groups like Cebu Lit Fest, LAPIS, Collaboratory PH, Loudmouth Collective, Karibok Collective and Words Anonymous. And after the first act they also presented Ampalaya Monologues which performed by actors of Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP).

The main event of the night "Ampalaya Dialogues #TwoIsBitterThanOne" showcased six short one-act plays that featured two characters in each story. All of which are written by Mark Ghosn and also performed by actors of Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP).

About Ampalaya Monologues

In 2013, Mark Ghosn started writing Amaplaya Monologues, an episodicplay about love, heartaches and bitterness. It tells stories of individuals who've tasted the different kinds of bitterness that love has to offer. The play is performed by actors of Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP). The show has been featured on different TV shows, websites and news channels. It had full-packed shows in the country's prime venues such as the PETA Theatre and the Cultural Center of The Philippines.

Today, Ampalaya Monologues has been recreated into different versions (LoveWins, BitterSweet, SingleBells, Dialogues, etc.). And what started as 5, has evolved into almost 50 monologues, 27 of which has been published nationwide as a book. With sold-out shows, viral videos, news articles, television and out of town appearances, Ampalaya monologues is now known as one of the most successful episodic plays in the Philippines. 

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