Four plays set to amaze
PREPARE to laugh, cry, be confronted, and most importantly entertained tomorrow night at the Mossman High Year 12 Drama Performance Night.
The senior drama class is putting on four original plays in just one hour, covering a diverse range from living with schizophrenia to what life was like for Donkey, before Shrek.
After studying absurdism, students have incorporated absurd elements with slapstick comedy to pull apart the film Shrek and explore life before stardom.
Baylie Fletcher will be part of a musical play with three other students based on hit movie Step Up and says they have made it their own.
‘‘It is exciting knowing we are going to perform it in front of a live audience and give people an idea of what we do here in our drama class,’’ she said.
‘‘We have to use digital media so we have decided what to film and what will stay live, it’s been fun filming the scenes.’’
Writing the scripts has been a long process for the four groups and Mia Ferguson, who is performing in a trio said they are busy learning their lines.
‘‘We are doing a Camp Rock parody incorporated with Mean Girls. It’s like a musical with dance and songs,’’ she said.
‘‘In the past we have done one big performance as a group and this year we decided to split it up to four different plays so people can get a taste of our interpretation of drama and digital media.’’
The most interesting play of the night will be based on a boy living with schizophrenia, a play which Harrison Tyrrell is involved in.
‘‘Jayden, Braiden and I made it, we have always done funny plays and wanted to do a serious one and created a character based in a classroom with his schizophrenic friend in his mind starting to annoy him,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s very confronting and will give the audience something to think about, on the screen will be scenes of what the character sees in his mind and live on stage will be what the world sees.’’
Entry to see the four original plays is free, do not miss the Year 12 Drama Performance Night on tomorrow night, Friday 13, from 7pm to 8pm at the Mossman Indoor Sports Centre.
Baylie Fletcher, Mia Ferguson and Harrison Tyrrell