On Facebook, I saw this:
s Contest Alert: Comment below why you want to see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" of Ballet Philippines. We will raffle the tickets to all who commented by February 13 (12 midnight). Tickets for the show will be on February 16 (Saturday) at 2pm in Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Announcement of winners will be on February 14, 2013.
I wanted to watch this play, even if I wouldn't win in this contest. I do because I played Helena in college. I could still hear the voice of my Shakespeare professor, Dr. Rama's stern voice directing us and correcting our diction. Watching the play would bring back bittersweet memories, I'm sure! Ha ha
In retrospect, I was lucky in that Shakespeare class. I got to play the lead roles: Helena in this play, Ariel in Tempest, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Like most of my classmates, I struggled in the recitation and class discussion, but acting in the plays helped my grade. I was even requested by Dr. Ramas to proctor her classes. Hmm... she must like me! But I was too scared of her even to appreciate that.
Too bad, I'd be out of town on business during these dates. I will definitely catch these Shakespeare plays one of these days. :)