Team Ampalaya (2015)

TITLE: Team Ampalaya

DESCRIPTION: The original run of the episodic play that features a collection of short monologues based on real stories of love, heartache and bitterness.

RUN DATE: August 2015 – Present RUNTIME: 2 Hours

VENUE: Splice (2015),The PETA Theatre (2016-17), Cultural Center of the Philippines (2017),  The Green Sun (2018)

STORY: May umasa’t naghintay sa label na never dumating. May ipinagpalit ng boyfriend sa sarili niyang bff. May bored na sa tatlong leap-year na pagiging single. Ilan lang sila sa 14 characters sa dulang ito na nakatikim ng iba’t ibang klaseng pait pagdating sa pag-ibig.

Ang Ampalaya Monologues ay ang isa sa longest running episodic plays sa bansa. Kilala ang palabas sa mga linyang tumatagos, mga linyang kayang humukay ng mga damdaming nakabaon sa kailaliman, kadulu-duluhan, at kasulok-sulukan bahagi ng iyong puso. Mga linyang nakakatawa dahil masyadong pamilyar. Mga linyang kumakatawan sa mga damdaming hindi mo malaman kung paano maipapahayag.

Sa huli, isa lang ang sigurado; anuman ang pinagdaanan, anuman ang nilakbay, at anuman ang kasalukuyang lagay ng puso mo, tiyak na may ampalaya monologue na para sa’yo.

LIST OF MONOLOGUES, CAST AND CREATIVE:

Playwright and Director: Mark Ghosn

Akin Ka Na Lang, Please?
Synopsis: A guy convinces his girl best friend to bring their relationship to the next level.
Original Performer: Dave Ramones
Main Performer: Yves Gutierrez
Other Performers: Yan-yan Gervero, Kenneth Monserrate, Mark Ghosn
Special Guest Performer: JV Ibesate

Ang Huling Tagay na Ilalaklak Ko Para Sa’yo
Synopsis: A drunkard playboy gets a taste of his own medicine after discovering that his girlfriend is cheating on him.
Original Performer: Yan-yan Gervero
Other Performers: Yves Gutierrez, Gracia Paterno
Special Guest Performer: Victor Medina

Hanash ng Soloista
Synopsis: The story of Bes, a perpetually single person.
Original Performer: Janine Lloce
Other Performers: Mariko Urimoto, Gracia Paterno

Hanggang Throwback Na Lang (Co-written by Anna Gacis)
Synopsis: A girl looks back at the year 2005 and the boy she once loved and continues to remember every time it’s Thursday.
Original Performer: Hogi Cadlum
Other Performer: Ristichen
Special Guest Performer: Divine

Hindi Pwedeng Hindi Na
Synopsis: A man struggles to keep his relationship alive in exchange for his identity.
Original Performer: Dave Ramones
Special Guest Performer: Jerald Napoles

Huwag
Synopsis: A cold-hearted woman’s warning to anyone who tries to love her.
Original Performer: Ace Alfaro
Main Performer: Patty Arro
Other Performers: R’love Rojas, Berna Manipon

Ikaw, Si Distance at Ako
Synopsis: Long distance relationship in the digital era.
Original Performer: Patty Arro
Main Performer: Euwie Von Loria
Other Performers: Ristichen

Kung Paano Wakasan Ang Walang Hanggan
Synopsis: Husband is left with no other choice but to end his long-time marriage.
Original Performer: Aldo Vencilao
Main Performer: Mark Ghosn

Mga Bulong sa Hangin
Synopsis: A young widow finds a way to connect with her husband.
Original Performer: R’love Rojas
Main Performer: Gracia Paterno
Other Performers: Mark Ghosn (Revised Version)

Panata ng Pusong Bagong Laya
Synopsis: Man finds himself free from the pain of a broken heart.
Main Performer: Mark Ghosn

Sa Pagitan ng Tayo Ba at Hindi Na
Synopsis: Girl is lost in defining her relationship with a boy she really really likes.
Main Performer: Rain Gutierrez
Other Performers: Gracia Paterno, Thalia Nicole

Saan Nagtatago ang mga Nawawalang Paalam
Synopsis: Woman finds her first love in hopes of getting closure.
Main Performer: R’love Rojas

There’s A Basha in All of Us
Synopsis: Girl gets dumped by boyfriend for her best friend.
Main Performer: Blanche Buhia
Other Performers: Victoria Alcantara, Mariko Urimoto, Juanita Romualdez, Camille De Pedro

Violet ang Color ng Pag-ibig
Synopsis: Woman recalls her story of survival in the hands of an overly passionate man.
Original Perfomer: Anna Monserrate
Main Performer: Berna Manipon
Special Guest Performer: Jade Lopez

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