A Star is Born!
Posted May 18, 2007on:
Among my sons, I’ve always thought of Kyle as being the shy type. He’s one who doesn’t easily warm up to a new acquaintance. When asked to perform in school, he would be one of those who would strategically position himself near the back making it difficult for me to snap a decent photo.
So when he was invited by Mr. Suralta, his former class adviser, to join this summer’s theater class, I didn’t think he’d be interested. Basketball might interest him or swimming or any other sport perhaps, but theater? I didn’t think so. He’d rather loaf at home playing the PS2 or the computer.
But when I saw that momentary gleam in his eyes when he asked our permission if he could join, I thought it was a good activity for him to engage in. Practices were to be held in school and the best part is, the adviser, said it was for free. Hehehe…
On the day of the performance, I almost expected Kyle to squeak his lines and be visibly conscious. Practice is different from live acting in front of an audience after all.
My worries were easily put to rest when I saw him onstage. He looked confident and natural in delivering his lines, much to my surprise! His face was expressive, he knew his blocking, he danced, he sang… It was just surreal for me.
I went to Marcelo Fernan Theatre, with the rest of the family, really curious at how Kyle would fare as a theatre actor. I left the theater with a lot of pride knowing that Kyle, my shy boy, could really act.