Col­lege mys­tery

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Tawa Col­lege is in the mid­dle of a mys­tery.

It’s not a mur­der mys­tery, an iden­tity mys­tery or a miss­ing school book mys­tery, but rather it’s this year’s ma­jor pro­duc­tion at the col­lege ti­tled Mys­tery Play.

Head of drama Nick Brown did not want to give away too much, but said the play was a mod­ern take on me­dieval, bi­b­li­cal theatre.

‘‘It starts off with a group of people who don’t re­ally know where they are go­ing,’’ Brown said.

‘‘They have to re­learn ev­ery­thing about what it means to be hu­man.’’

Mys­tery Play was cre­ated and per­formed by theatre stu­dents at Vic­to­ria Univer­sity.

Tawa Col­lege will be the first to per­form it out­side of the univer­sity.

‘‘ It’s fresh New theatre.’’

Brown said some of the orig­i­nal jokes had to be toned down to suit a school au­di­ence, but it had stayed very loyal to the orig­i­nal.

Adding to the ex­cite­ment, the stage lay­out for the play will be tra­verse – the au­di­ence will be pre­dom­i­nantly on two sides of the stage, fac­ing each other.

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‘‘It hasn’t been done at the col­lege for a while, so it will be great.’’

Mys­tery Play

Bi­b­li­cal mys­tery: From left, Jenna Jot­tieb (Noah’s wife), Melissa Prat­t­ley (Je­sus) and Chin­maya Dixit (Noah).

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