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Our #EpicRide Experience: C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy

It has been a while since I watched a play and the last was A Midsummer Night’s Dream which starred Jan Marini, it was a musical one. During my high school years, I was a member of Dramatista, more or less I know how hard to put together a play. How much more a big production, right?

Last Friday, November 6, 2015, I went to a Press Night to watch C.S. Lewis’ The Horse and His Boy from Trumpets Inc. My sister tagged along, I’m the happiest for I know she’ll enjoy it best—a novel brought to life. It wasn’t a musical but I was impressed by how its playwright Ms. Luna Griño Inocian wrote the script. Of course, with great directions from Mr. Jaime Del Mundo. Most importantly, talented actors and actresses whom delivered their lines well.  Starring Reb Atadero as Shasta and Cara Barredo as Aravis. It was a great “children’s story” for the whole family.

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It was indeed an #EpicRide. I really saw that the production poured their efforts, hearts even, to the play. Watching it made me realized I missed acting, I missed being in workshops.

I always believe that travelling and WATCHING PLAYS were both enriching. So, head on to Ticket World’s website and secure tickets of The Horse and His Boy for the whole family. It’s worth every penny.

Ticket rates:

Orchestra Center: Php 2,090

Orchestra Side Center. Asle and Loge: Php 1,776.50

Orchestra Side: Php 1,567.50

Balcony: Php 836

(c) The Horse and His Boy by Trumpets’ FB Account

Douglas Gresham graced the press night with his presence. He was the custodian of the Narnia Series, to whom Ms. Luna Griño Inocian passed her work for approval. It was said that this novel was dedicated by C.S. Lewis to his two stepsons Dave and Douglas.

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Gresham’s mother had become friends with C. S. Lewis through correspondence, and the friendship blossomed, eventually leading to marriage in 1956. Gresham’s mother died of cancer in 1960, and Lewis continued to raise Douglas and his elder brother David. (Lewis had adopted the boys when he married, and The Horse and His Boy is dedicated to them both). -Wikipedia

There was of course a Q&A portion after the play during that press night and Douglas was asked why he allowed The Horse and His Boy be brought here in the Philippines by Trumpets Inc.

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Photo by Gabe Ongkiko

I got to reconnect with my 10-year-old self in that theatre. She looked right at me and was exhilarated, and only a little sad, at how little and how much has changed.  -Gabe Ongkiko

Mr. Audie Gemora, Trumpets Incorporated’s President, and the cast of The Horse and His Boy together with Jaime Del Mundo and Ms. Luna Griño Inocian

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5 comments

  1. It was my first time to watch a non-musical play. I was so amazed by the props used especially the horses and the lion.

  2. jennelen.delacruz@yahoo.com' jen says:

    “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a great children’s story in the slightest.” Thank you for allowing me to tag along, Morena Mom. It was indeed an #EpicRide
    Beautiful play with wonderful and humble actors. :)

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