More than enough talent for college’s comedic play
The Matamata College Year 13 class had more people wanting to act than the play they are putting on, Le Sud, had characters so some have had to share characters.
It has caused some variation in interpretation, but not to a huge degree.
‘‘The core of the character is the same but we give them a bit of quirk,’’ Grace Drysdale-Dunn said.
She shares the role of Dominique with Kelly Peterson.
Jacob Teers and Quinn Wiles share a character called Lyndsey.
Both said they enjoyed playing the snarky character, without having to suffer the repercussions of his mean
Tiana Moana, who plays Moana Matakana, enjoyed playing the character so much, that she is becoming the character at random times.
‘‘You get into so much that you start saying lines in math class,’’ she laughed.
The play’s premise is that the French successfully colonised the South Island in 1839 and the booming South Zealand or Le Sud’s contrasted with the English colonised North Island which is in permanent recession.
Caitlin Bennett, who plays Tama, said her favourite part of the drama process was watching it all come together.
Le Sud will be performed at the college on July 22 and 23 and July 25 at 7pm with $10 door sales.