I’m a member of Millennial Moms PH, a group founded Dette Zulueta. Last January 26 five tickets for The Gruffalo were up for grabs.
I hardly win anything, so I keep trying to join raffles. And hurray for winning this one! I won three of the five tickets. The baby is counted, so I was left with one because my husband would be at work. We thought of taking my eight year old brother-in-law, but I think an infant and a hyperactive little boy will be too much to handle for me. So, we decided to give it to the mum who one two tickets, but she couldn’t attend too and gave the tickets to us instead. Unfortunately, my mother- and brother-in-law couldn’t come at the last minute. Good thing a mummy friend was nearby.
The show was at 4PM the next day and the venue was at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, which was a tricycle away from my place plus two blocks. I needed to walk for the two blocks.
My baby and I (myself, mostly) are always dying to go since we’re at home everyday, so I thought this would be a great opportunity plus it was a building away from my husband’s office. We can all walk home after. My son was only six months old, and we loved exposing him to different things at a young age. I mean, he wouldn’t understand the story, being young and all, but the stage set up, the words, the songs and the lights were such a delight. Like I always say, “Busog ang paningin at pandinig”.
The Gruffalo is about a Little Mouse in the woods who made up a creature called the Gruffalo to avoid getting eaten by the Fox, Owl, and Snake. She ended up meeting a real live Gruffalo who wanted to eat her, too. The Little Mouse tried to convince the Gruffalo that other animals in the woods feared her and told him to walk behind her so she can prove it to him; and of course, seeing the Gruffalo behind the Mouse scared the animals away, making the Gruffalo believe that the Mouse really was scary.
Moral of the story? You’re never too small to (I’d like to say outsmart, but meh) think big.
Khale’s eyes were wide and bright while watching. I, especially, loved the costumes. My favorite was the Snake’s, who wore a snakeskin jacket, a turban, had strings of long braided mustache, and carried two rattles (because he was a rattlesnake).
The play was very interactive. The characters asked questions and made the audience do things like roar whenever the Mouse raised both arms and keep quiet when she made the “shh” sign. Kids were shouting everywhere.
The play was shown from January 27 to 31, 2016 and ran for fifty-five minutes.
Two thumbs up for a great production!
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