School gets cut for Fringe

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

CHRIST Church Gram­mar School’s Mid­nite Youth The­atre Com­pany is part of the line-up for Perth’s Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

Di­rected by drama di­rec­tor Gre­gory Jones, Viva La Restora­tion fea­tures mu­sic by WAAPA-based com­poser Jackson Griggs.

The sur­real mu­si­cal fol­lows the story of two artists in a black and white world who seek to re­store the colour, which dis­ap­peared long ago.

Writer of the mu­si­cal and Christ Church old boy Cal Sil­ber­stein said he and co-writer Thomas Owen wanted to in­cor­po­rate a dis­tinc­tive vis­ual aes­thetic into the play.

“We landed on the idea of a story about young artists, it grew from there,” Mr Sil­ber­stein said. “The po­ten­tial for mul­ti­fac­eted in­ter­pre­ta­tion is left in the hands of the di­rec­tor, and the au­di­ence who sees the fin­ished prod­uct; that's one of the show’s real strengths.”

Bring­ing to­gether an ensem­ble of 18 to 25 year old emerg­ing young per­form­ers, Viva La Restora­tion opens at Su­bi­aco Arts Cen­tre Stu­dio on Fe­bru­ary 10 for 8 per­for­mances. Tick­ets are avail­able through Tick­etek or the Fringe World Web­site.

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