This class output became BIG when it became open to the whole school, and even to outsiders. It became even bigger when a local celebrity became part of the cast. Mr. John Arceo was glad enough to share his talents and KNOWLEDGE with us amateurs.
September 30 2011 was the day that "Palabra de Honor" was shown. I'm not here to summarize what the story is about or who the characters are, I'm here to share the experience of a first-time "playwright" that witnessed her words on stage. Is it even right to consider myself as a playwright?? I'm putting myself too much out there. I'm an amateur and I'm not even deserving to put myself beside Dennis Teodisio and more brilliant writers.
Carl Mark Pat and Dani Dincong as journalists "Benjo" and "Kristine"
In the end, we finally decided, some of the cast were from my class and the others were from different courses in the school. Despite the fact that I have been with these people ever since my first year of college, my classmates never fail to amaze me with the talents that they share. They are all wonderful actors, they managed to get the emotion that I wanted to showcase in a certain scene or line.
|Everyone's favorite scene. The conversation between "Lourdes" and "Rosario" was a tear-jerker, as some would say.|
|John Arceo and his trusty cane|
|They are actually enemies in the play. :))|
|Christine & Grace's chemistry as best friends was just PERFECT!|
BEHIND THE CURTAIN (?)
|backstage with Mae Ann or "Marites"|
|Curtain Call with Miss Jane|
|John sharing a funny story to ease the tension.|
The whole production was great. Although we had a few minor setbacks and glitches. I'm not saying that the show we put on was perfect, but it was still great, and we had a lot of fun. I was so proud of the actors, I think the casting was perfect. The production was also very helpful with the sets, the costumes, props, music and lights. Everyone did their best, and I was very happy and thankful for them.
|THANK YOU PSG and ABCO3A Production Team!!|
|A BIG HUG AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONEEEE <3|
I was definitely proud and honored to be part of this production. It was a great privilege to work with my classmates, my schoolmates, our theatre teacher Miss Jane Quilisadio and theatre actor, Mr. John Arceo. I never in my life thought I could add "playwright" to my resume. And the fact that I DID write a play that was performed in the Gallaga Theatre for hundreds of people to see definitely made me feel legit. Maybe not yet the type that gets to win many awards and translated and performed in different cities, but this is just the beginning :)