Are you #TeamAmpalaya? If so, you’ll love the latest from Summit Books, a hugot-fueled offering that captures in 27 stories what it’s like to love, to lose, to be alone, and to long for love again.

Out now from Summit Books is Ampalaya Monologues, a collection of 27 monologues about love, heartache, and bitterness written by Mark Ghosn and originally performed by the performance art collective Theatre in Alternative Platforms (TAP).

One of the longest-running episodic plays in the country, Ampalaya Monologues has long kept viewers captive with straight-through-the-heart feels delivered with bald-faced honesty and biting humor. Now in book form, Ampalaya Monologues will tug at the heartstrings of even more audiences who are bound to find comfort for their hidden wounds in the confessional pieces’ candid, unrestrained words.

From a lover’s lament on the struggle of defining the relationship to another’s pain upon knowing that his is about to end, from the plea of a perpetually single person to that of one who’s perpetually left behind, anyone who has ever loved and lived to tell the tale will find a familiar face in Ampalaya Monologues’ 27 relatable characters.

Mark Ghosn has performed his spoken word pieces at the PETA Theater, MOA Concert Grounds, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, among others, and is the first Filipino spoken word artist to have entered the Philippines Top 50 Playlist on Spotify with his EP #CoLove. An actor with a background in theater, he has also appeared on different TV shows on GMA-7 and TV5. Mark also writes for TV and film, and is the playwright and artistic director of TAP.

Don’t miss the Ampalaya Monologues book launch on August 5, 5pm–7pm at Buku-Buku Cafe, SM Southmall, Las Piñas, where Mark and the TAP actors featured in the book will be present to meet readers and sign copies.

Ampalaya Monologues
is now available in newsstands, bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide for P250.

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