TITLE: Two is Bitter Than One (Ampalaya Dialogues)
DESCRIPTION: A showcase of six short one-act plays that feature two characters on each story.
RUN DATE: October 2017 – April 2018 RUNTIME: 2 1/2 hours
DIRECTOR: Mark Ghosn and Dave Ramones PLAYWRIGHT: Mark Ghosn
VENUE: The PETA Theater, BGC Arts Center, UP Los Bonas Theater
LIST OF PLAYS AND CAST:
Tayo, Sa Pagitan Ng Mga Salita
Original Cast:Thalia Nicole and Kenneth Monserrate
Drei and Alex are bandmates who are working on a spoken word and music collaboration for their upcoming gig. But what started as a collaboration session is slowly turning into confessions of hidden feelings that they can only express through poems and songs. Will they finally put a label on their relationship or will words get in the way?
Mga Naiwang Tanong sa Huli Nating Tag-araw
Original Cast: Mark Ghosn and Alvin Nakassi with Dave Ramones
College classmates Arman and Drew accidentally meet again 7 years after they last saw each other. They decide to reminisce about their friendship over wine and pasta. As they do so, untold stories from the past emerge, forcing them to face the feelings that they’ve been trying to forget since their last summer together. As the night goes by, will one unasked question finally get its long awaited answer?
Original Cast: Berna Manipon and FJ Gonzales
On the day of their pre-nup shoot, law students Arthur and Dawn find their relationship in the middle of a trial. As evidences emerge and allegations are thrown at each other, will they be able to save their wedding or do they have to decide on a much harsher verdict? When is love more important than the truth?
Kung Paano Tayo Tinalo ng Pag-ibig
Original Cast: Yan-yan Gervero and Hogi Cadlum with Ristichen
Angie contemplates on whether or not to continue her marriage with Darwin/Dara, her cross-dressing husband who is about to give birth to her new identity. As Dara convinces Angie to take the risk, they are both faced with questions about what love really is and how they have the chance to change its meaning. Are you willing to lose yourself to let love win?
Beauty and the Bes
Original Cast: Janine Lloce and Emman Jimenez with Ghelo Godino
This kilig-comedy features the well-loved ampalaya character, Bes. Fresh from a not-so-successful tinder date, Bes decides to go at it again, this time, on a blind date. But on her way to, she got trapped in an elevator with a perfectly looking, super handsome, drool-worthy gentleman. Is this the chance encounter she’s been waiting for? But wait, why does he look so familiar?
Babies and the Bridges They Burn
Original Cast: Abe Herma and Gracia Paterno with Sonson O.
How do you burn a bridge? In the case of frenemies Ara and Ally, it takes a lot of manipulation, brainwashing, backstabbing, blackmailing and name calling to do so. But what’s a baby got to do with it? Let’s just say it holds the match to light up the fire. Get ready for a sassy war. Watching bridges burn hasn’t been this enjoyable.
MONOLOGUES AND PERFORMERS
Nariyan Ka Pa Ba?
Synopsis: A forbidden relationship and the woman wishing it was not.
Original Performer: Patricia Sy
Main Performer: Patty Arro
Ako’y Naging Iyo
Synopsis: A spoken word artist meets the inspiration behind her piece.
Main Performer: Ristichen
Ang Iyong Paglaya by Jerome Cleofas
Bagong Tunog by Jerome Cleofas
Balang Araw by Yan Abelardo
Chances by Pasahero
Daanan by Jerome Cleofas
Duyan by Jam Quijano
Ice Princess (Kung Alam Mo Lang) by Jashael
Napapalalala by Ciedge Razon
Panibagong Kwento by Suicidal Genius
Pikit by Darelvanz Baloche
Poison by Lawrence Anthony
Teka Lang by Thalia Nicole and Kenneth Monserrate
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