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Tabsing Kolektib Stages Postmodern Love Story, Ligo na U, Lapit na Me the Musical

Tabsing Kolektib Stages Postmodern Love Story, Ligo na U, Lapit na Me the Musical

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Eros Atalia’s

Book and Lyrics by Eljay Castro Deldoc
Musical Direction by Yuri Sta. Maria
Direction by Eljay Castro Deldoc and Joe Garcia


Street-smart and ordinary Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos, aka Intoy, is unwittingly fallen into a friend-with-benefits situation with his rich, mysterious, and quirky classmate Jenny. Slowly, as they explore and discover each other’s anatomy, Jenny opens up to Intoy, revealing the vulnerable center to her seemingly impervious facade. But poor, confused Intoy isn’t really equipped to deal with the feelings — and surprises — involved. Adapted from Eros Atalia’s novel, “Ligo na U, Lapit na Me: The Musical” is an examination of postmodern love and relationships and the way this generation deals with their desires and fears.

About the Theater Company

Tabsing Kolektib is a Manila- and Laguna-based theatre guild that is comprised of skilled practitioners committed in advancing theater arts as an essential tool to influence societal awareness, professional growth, and artistic development. “Tabsing” is the Tagalog word for estuary, a body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean, mixing with the seawater. With this principle, Tabsing Kolektib realizes its similarity with an estuary, where the guild serves as the rendezvous of theatre artists who strive for cultural and artistic excellence. Tabsing Kolektib also believes that theatre is the estuary of all art forms, thus the tagline “Teatro Ang Bukal ng Sining”.

Past Productions

Ang Favorite Book ni Jude
adaptation of Bob Ong’s Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas, written by Eljay Castro Deldoc

Ramon Bautistar and His Tales From D Friendzone
adaptation of Ramon Bautista’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?, written by Eljay Castro Deldoc

Overheard @ UPLB
adaptation of Narinig Ko sa UP Stories, written by Jebboy Bagalihog

Kapitan Sino: The Electrifying Stage Adaptation of Bob Ong’s Superhero Novel na ‘Di Hamak na Mas May Kawawaan Kaysa Wattpad Pocketbooks
adaptation of Bob Ong’s Kapitan Sino, written by Jebboy Bagalihog

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