I saved the best for last.
The Aurora National Science High School Dramatics Club were already preparing for the presentation a month before schedule. The club adviser is Ms. Rose Querijero and she also wrote the script of the Siege of Baler play.
John Arcilla was in town for almost a week to personally conduct a workshop for the kids and direct the entire play.
He's really an intense actor and director. He started as a student of Mrs. Querijero in Carmel. Teaching the kids is really a great payback act. Checkout this Raymond Red film, Anino, a Canne Film Festival winner starring John Arcilla, Ronnie Lazaro and Eddie Garcia.
He also sidelined as a percussion player aside from starring as the singing Mr. Pedro Aragon, the father of Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon. Thank God his character in GMA's Sugo died before all these things happened.
Two days before departure, the main rehearsal at the Baler Sports Complex. The Science kids were already in costumes. Great reception from the entire local tourism staff, 2 meriendas, a lunch, and a dinner for almost 500 people. You compute the expenses.
The folk dacing kids from Baler National High School waiting for their turn.
The live band accompanying the Komedya de Baler.
Back at Science High, a day before departure.
John still hard at work.
More to come....