Campus Celebs: Meet ‘Cinderella’

By Raymart Escopel

ILOILO Prima Galaw (IPG), an Ilonggo production noted for its commendable stage performances with renditions of famous stories, once again takes center stage offering another world-class production.

This time, IPG will stage a timeless fairytale everyone has known to love – “Cinderella.”

However, before IPG reenacts one of the greatest fairytales ever told at SM City Iloilo Cinema 6 from September 3 – 5, let us first meet the people who will portray the remarkable characters of the recent stage play.

Ayessa Patrice Ubera or Pat, is not a stranger to stage plays, having been with IPG for two years now. Yet, she considers Cinderella her big break as she plays the main character for the first time.

Pat, a Grade 5 pupil of Hua Siong College of Iloilo describes herself as sweet, kind, strong, friendly and selfless – traits similar to Cinderella.

This 11-year-old performer considers internationally-acclaimed Broadway star Lea Salonga one of her greatest influences in music. She even follows her vocalization and acting techniques.

Moreover, Pat revealed of learning a lot of values from being a member of IPG which includes being humble, disciplined and be an excellent performer.

With her exquisite talent in dancing, singing and acting, Pat has already achieved a lot of feathers in her cap. As a matter of fact, she was declared third place in vocal solo pop during the Iloilo Private Schools and School Administrators Association of the Philippines (ILOPRISAA) and also won second place for character impersonation in PRISAAP.

Despite being busy for rehearsals in preparation for the upcoming play, Pat still manage to obtain high grades in school, seeing as she never fails to make it to the top 10 students of their class.

She even ranked 9th last school year.

Her greatest dream is to be either become an artist and perform internationally or be a flight attendant.

Indeed, this young lass proves nothing is impossible if one would just believe.

With her talent, determination, confidence and faith, it would no longer be a surprise if Pat eventually makes her dreams come true soon and find her own happy ever after.

Catch Pat in IPG’s “Cinderella” and feel the magic as they turn another timeless fairytale come to life. For inquiries, call (033) 323-0051 or text (0915) 851 – 5033. Tickets are also available at SM City Iloilo and SM Delgado Department Stores./PN