An enchanting time awaited the dashing boys and girls of Project Pearls last September 19 at Onstage Greenbelt in Makati. Sponsored by U! President and birthday celebrant, Ate Te, the teens from the Manila-based community organization got premium passes to watch Repertory Philippines’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This production was also in partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Philippines, an organization also close to the heart of Ate Te.
Before heading to the theater, the youngsters spent some time first with eager volunteers over dinner at a nearby Jollibee. Yes, the space was limited but it just made for very intimate discussions among the volunteers and teens. After dinner and an ice-breaker game (Bring Me Art), everyone patiently and courteously lined up as we finally made our way to the venue.
The live adaptation of the timeless tale also provided a very interactive presentation to the delight of the kids and volunteers. The cast had the audience ‘yodelling’ at one point and it really got everyone into it.
After the play, the teens got to meet the cast members and even take some pictures. It was truly a great way to conclude the evening.
Our thanks to Ate Te, Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Philippines, Project Pearls and of course, our volunteers. We hope to see more of these wonderful people in our events soon!