Livin‘ La Vida Imelda – Carlos Celdran’s one-man show which went Off-Broadway – is now streaming for free! The show will be available on Ma-Yi Theater Company’s website from today June 17 until June 30, or until the show teachers its limit of 6986 viewers.
Check out the trailer here:
Recorded Off-Broadway in 2014, the show looks at the life of Imelda Marcos through the performance written and performed by the late Carlos Celdran. It tells the life of the controversial former First Lady Imelda Marcos who continues to live a life of extravagance.
Carlos Celdran was an artists, activist, and advocate of the city of Manila. He was famous for his guided tours in Intramuros, where he shares the history of the country to Filipinos and foreigners. In 2003, he was jailed for “offending religious feelings” for his performance art advocating Reproductive Rights at the Manila Cathedral. He passed away while in self-exile in Madrid last year.
While the show is currently up for free streaming, the company still asks viewers for donations in these times. Proceeds and contributions will go to fulfilling their mission of developing and producing works by Asian-American playwrights and theatermakers.