After Carlos Celdran’s Australian debut at the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival, the queer Filipino political comedian, pop historian, anti-authoritarianism activist, and convict for the Philippine crime of offending religious feelings, shall bring his off-Broadway play “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” to the Thornbury Theatre on 11 – 12 August 2017.
“Livin’ La Vida Imelda” is a 90-minute probe into Philippine cultural and political life under Ferdinand Marcos’s Martial Law in the 1970’s – from the rags-to-riches-to-ruin-to-renaissance perspective of notorious First Lady Imelda Marcos. This multimedia disco-fabulous party is a group exercise in understanding and engaging 20th century Philippine history and current affairs. Without blinders. With judgment.
“Livin’ La Vida Imelda” has been staged in New York City, Toronto, Copenhagen, Dubai, Manila, Cebu, Penang, and now, Melbourne.
If you’re the slightest bit curious about the weltanschauung that produced your Filipino lover, mother, co-worker, or karaoke buddy, come to the show and stay for the chance to ask all your unfiltered questions at the Q&A.
“If our history lessons were presented as animatedly as this, no student would ever fall asleep in class.” –Spot.Ph
“Gleefully gossipy. Genuine theatre.” – Anita Gates, New York Times
Tickets to Carlos Celdran’s “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” are available on Oztix.
11 – 12 August 2017. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Thornbury Theatre Velvet Room
859 High St Thornbury VIC 3071