It’ll all be Rite on the Nite

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

Photo by FIONA CROFT

Rite of pas­sage re­hearsal: BACK Sa­man­tha Ashcroft, Shan­non Good­win, Felix Bern­hardi, Gabrielle Houghton, Bry­die Short FRONT Shayla Rosetto, Ka­rina Pel­le­grinet and Shani Bun­yip.

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