Isang Taong Hugot – Ipagdiriwang!!!


On their first anniversary, Ampalaya Monologues will take on the PETA stage to celebrate a year of artistic bitterness! With the show’s title being synonymous to the word hugot, the anniversary show promises to be a huge “feels-fest” with the hashtag #TeamAmpalaya.

The Monologues
Ampalaya Monologues is an episodic play which consists of short monologues that tells the stories of individuals who have experienced the different tastes of bitterness that love has to offer. It is written by Mark Ghosn, and is performed by actors from TAP | Theater in Alternative Platforms. For their Anniversary, they’ll be performing more than 20 monologues, a mix of new and all-time fave pieces.

14249065_10154480868629104_55004801_n-pngThe stories varies, there’s the bitter queen who got dumped for her own bestfriend, the boy next door who’s trying to get out of the friendzone, the single lady who is a forever third wheel, the NBSB and her almost-lover, the LDR couple, the womanizer who got cheated on, the guy experiencing his first moved-on moment, and many more. No matter what your heart’s story is, there’s an Ampalaya Monologue for it.

Spoken Word Poetry
Ampalaya Monologues has been the venue for the best Spoken Word performances, and for their anniversary, they’ve invited more than 10 of today’s best Spoken Word Artists from different groups including Words Anonymous, Loudmouth Collectives, Utot Catalog, White Wall Poetry, to name a few. And if you want to perform your own piece, there’s also a special stage for select open mic performers.

Live Art, Music and Suprises
Still with the theme of “Artistic Bitterness”, there will be 3 live art exhibits, 5 emerging musicians from the indi music scene will also help set the night’s mood, and there’s going to be lots of surprises. It’s a feels-fest like no other, so join in, because as what they say in Ampalaya Monologues, it’s better to be bitter together!
Ampalaya Monologues #TeamAmpalaya is happening this October 15, 2016, 6PM-11PM at the PETA Theater Center. Tickets at 500Php and available at or

Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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