Stu­dents find courage for play

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

PRES­BY­TE­RIAN Ladies’ Col­lege theatre arts di­rec­tor Bauke Sny­man says the school’s 2015 pro­duc­tion is fit­ting dur­ing the An­zac Cen­te­nary.

Stu­dents from years 8 to 12 will per­form Ber­tolt Brecht’s play Mother Courage and her Chil­dren this week.

Mr Sny­man said the An­zac Cen­te­nary was one of the rea­sons he chose the play for the school pro­duc­tion. “I thought it was fit­ting dur­ing the An­zac Cen­te­nary, as one of the strong­est state­ments against war,” he said.

“Also a Ber­tolt Brecht play is pre­scribed in the Year 11 Drama syl­labus, so it is rel­e­vant to many drama stu­dents.”

Mother Courage drags her cart across the bat­tle­fields, prof­i­teer­ing from a war that de­stroys her chil­dren, one by one.

PLC Arts Cap­tain Lucy Rossen (Year 12), who plays the role of Mother Courage, said it was a strong pro­duc­tion to cap off her per­form­ing ca­reer at PLC.

“It is tough bal­anc­ing re­hearsals with Year 12, but it’s fun and it’s nice to end my time at PLC with a fa­mous play about an im­por­tant sub­ject,” Lucy said.

Mother Courage and her Chil­dren will be staged at PLC’s Hazel Day Drama Theatre on Au­gust 13, 14 and 15 at 7pm.

Tick­ets are avail­able online at www.try­book­

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