“Livin’ La Vida Imelda” Performance



You may RESERVE via email: carlosceldran@me.com: (Subject: IMELDA)

You may RESERVE via text:  +63 920 9092021 or +63 908 8975515 

But it’s best to CONFIRM your seats by paying ahead online via Paypal: Click PayPal.me/carlosceldran

Command performances for academic purposes (SCHOOLS), corporate events (TEAM BUILDING), private parties (BIRTHDAYS) or fundraising projects may be be arranged upon request. 


Php 1200.00 (Php1100.00 for groups larger than 7 people)
Php 700.00 students (Php 550.00 for groups larger than 20)

Performance Dates:

MAY 11 (Friday) – 8:30 pm
MAY 12 (Saturday) – 8:30pm
MAY 18 (Friday) –  8:30pm
MAY 19 (Saturday) – 8:30 pm
MAY 25 (Friday) – 8:30 pm
MAY 26 (Saturday) – 8:30pm

JUNE 2 – (Saturday) – 8:30 pm
JUNE 8 – (Friday) – 8:30 pm
JUNE 9 – (Saturday) – 8:30 pm
JUNE 15 – (Friday) – 8:30 pm
JUNE 16 – (Saturday) – 8:30 pm

Mirror Studio is located at the 5th Floor
SJG Center, 8463 Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati.
It’s located right next to Mary Grace and Steps Dance Studio.



“Livin’ La Vida Imelda”, my one-man performance about Manila and Imelda Marcos is coming back to Poblacion, Makati for a series of shows directed by theater icon, Jamie Wilson and produced in cooperation with MusicArtes.  

“Living La Vida Imelda” is a multi-media monologue of musings about former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos and memories of life in 1970s Manila. We won’t talk about shoes very much but we’ll ponder over issues such as state sanctioned kitsch, hierarchies in human psychology and human rights, and the importance of winning beauty pageants in a developing nation. It will be a night of gossip, disco music, tragic facts and anecdotes so absurd that it’s got to be true.

Come to Mirror Studio and descend into the rabbit hole called Philippine history with me. Have a drink. Have a laugh. I’ll go a little mad and a little off topic but I assure you, the journey will be fun, funny, and perhaps even educational.

Review: “Mr. Celdran’s one-act presentation is more like a gleefully gossipy study guide… but Mr. Celdran’s charm and showmanship turn it into genuine theater.” – Anita Gates, The New York Times

Review: “Philosopher Gilles Deleuze spoke about creative expression as a form of resistance—resistance against general opinion, against stupidity and against the status quo. For Celdran, art is a form of resistance, which he undertakes one step, wink and nudge at a time.” – Marlyne Sahakian, Art Asia-Pacific

In 2002, “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” started out a walking tour of the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex. In 2009, it was transposed into a theater piece in collaboration with Kapisanan Center for Arts and Culture in Toronto. The theater version has been performed in Twist Gallery (Toronto), The Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto), The Cinematek (Copenhagen), Art Dubai (UAE), Silverlens Gallery (Manila), Pineapple Lab (Makati), The Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila), The Henry Hotel Cebu & Cebu Country Club (Cebu) and produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company on the off-Broadway stage at Clurman Theater on Theater Row (New York City).


Photo by: Mike Fallarme

*This show contains complex ideas and content. It is appropriate for high-school level, collegiate students and adults.

Private performances may be arranged upon request at a minimum of 50 people and maximum of 120.


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