“Livin’ La Vida Imelda” Performance

Pay via PayPal.me/carlosceldran  for the fastest confirmed seating. Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate prior to the start of the show subject to availability.

You may pay via bank transfer to:                                                    John Charles Celdran                                                                         Bank of the Philippine Islands                                                           1920 0044 46

Kindly email your proof of payment and number of guests to: info.carlosceldran@gmail.com

Click HERE for a map to the Performance Venue: Unit 24, North Syquia Apartments, 1991 MH del Pilar. Malate, Manila. 

Bring a valid ID for security check. This is a private residence.


JANUARY 13 – (Friday) – 9:00 pm
JANUARY 14 – (Saturday) – 9:00 pm

Phone: +63 920 9092021 (Lesley) or +63 947 8913147 (Jovy)
Email: info.carlosceldran@gmail.com
Subject line: Imelda
*Please include your cellphone number, number of participants, and selected performance date. 

LIVIN’ LA VIDA IMELDA!                                                                 “Livin’ La Vida Imelda”, my one-man performance about Manila and Imelda Marcos will be performed at my private performance studio in Malate, Manila.

“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.

Descend into this rabbit hole of 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


Photo by: Mike Fallarme

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

10 thoughts on ““Livin’ La Vida Imelda” Performance

      1. Hi! Do you give discounted rates for this show if we buy as a group? Also interested in your Intramuros guided tours. Do you still do them? Can you also email me the schedule?

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