Suhi by the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) is a meaningful theatrical play which was directed by Mr. Steven Fernandez. The show was full of emotions coming from its talented casts. I was amazed not only because it was my first time to watch a theatrical play by IPAG but also the characters and the story itself was remarkable. At the first part of the play, lots of questions popped out in my mind. I was so confused about the things that were acted by the characters. “Why is that so? How did it go wrong? However, the casts are so good that they were able to catch their audience attention in every scene that they were doing. Their acting skills are excellent that they drove us throughout the play. It somehow made me realize that it is the beauty of that play in which it leaves its audience their personal understanding about the story. The stage decorations were simple yet symbolic. If you would enter the theater these decorations could give you a glimpse or an idea of what the play is all about. The title itself “Suhi” gave us an idea about the story, much more with its stage decorations.
Its sound effects were also effective in imparting to us the real message of the play. Sometimes, it just made me more excited about the next scenes. The play made me reflect about my personal life. Life is what we make it. We have the power to decide everything. But, what if these decisions of ours lead to circumstances that we never expect to happen? What will be our next move? Is there any way to escape these things? These questions are so difficult to answer because sometimes we just can’t take control of the things we have in our lives.
As what the director said, there is no way for us to escape. I realized that it’s all true as what the main characters of the play experienced. They were unaware of what had happened and were confused of what was happening. For me, the greatest move must be the act of acceptance. Accepting things of what and how did they make it that way will somehow help us out with these problems. We can’t change the past, but we still have the power to direct our lives for the future. It is also important for us to be careful in every step that we are taking.