It’ll all be Rite on the Nite
FOR one group of Mossman students, life really is unscripted.
The group of Mossman High School students have teamed up three with The Young Company in Cairns to produce a festival of plays by and about young people.
Drama teacher Nicole Carnaby said the play focused on the everyday events teenagers go through to gain hopefully gain commonsense and maybe the wisdom needed for adulthood.
“The rite of passage is there in order to grow up. It’s about bad choices, mishaps at parties, accidents that cause life changing events and difficult decisions,” Ms Carnaby said.
“They’re a brilliant group of teenagers, from years eight to 11.
“They’ve created some hilarious situations and excellent characters like Auntry Pat.
“As a drama teacher, it’s really good to see kids wanting to get involved in extra-curricular activities.
“They’ve been getting together every Wednesday after school since term one.
“I think it’s probably the closest to professional theatre any of these students have got.”
Shayla Rosetto said the crating play was challenging.
“We learnt by improvisation, there was no script,” she said.
“We created work and then we went over it and had to rewrite it over and over,” said fellow student and actor, Karina Pellegrinet.
The story is based on two brothers in a rock band have differing ideas about music.
Disaster strikes with a case of stage fright during the Battle of the bands contest.
To find out more come along to the play.
The You’re Rite festival is on this weekend at The Young Company Theatre at 169 Bunda St in Cairns at 7pm on Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $5 and are sold at the door.
Rite of passage rehearsal: BACK Samantha Ashcroft, Shannon Goodwin, Felix Bernhardi, Gabrielle Houghton, Brydie Short FRONT Shayla Rosetto, Karina Pellegrinet and Shani Bunyip.