Spanish Panama is a family run school, not some franchise. Joseph is from Newfoundland, Canada and Carmen is a native Panamanian. Both are fluent in English and Spanish as are their daughters. When you attend the school, you get to know the family.
Therefore, this past weekend we went to a delightful play at the ABA theater located on Via Transistimica. The younger daughter of the Spanish Panama Language School owners was in the play. We were delighted to attend.
Krystal Perez Horto is an actress who also teaches acting classes for children. “Alice in Wonderland” was this class’s graduation performance.
The whole performance was acted with a lot of energy. These are children taking acting classes, not experienced adults, yet they put in a good performance. It would be nice to see them on stage later and watch how they develop. Maybe we have seen a Star in the making.
We were all surprised when one of the characters turned and had the audience stand. Then the Queen of Hearts came on stage. A fanfare played. Cute. We loved it. Another surprise came when we saw two Alices on stage together. Dressed identically, the girls looked like twins
The costumes were creative. I’ve had some experience with theatrical costumes. Theaters always have tight budgets. They did a good job with costumes. The set was simple but effective.
At the end, after curtain call, Krystal came out on stage to call each young actor and actress by name to step forward. Each received his or her certificate amid cheers by friends and family. I stayed neutral and cheered equally for each budding thespian.
The daughter of Joseph and Carmen played her part well and made her parents proud.
Well done, Paula. Well done, everyone.