Students face trial on stage
STUDENTS PERFORM THE CRUCIBLE AT SETON CATHOLIC COLLEGE
TWENTY-five Seton Catholic College students will take part in a production of Arthur Miller's TheCrucible from Thursday.
WITCHES have been found among the Seton Catholic College student population, and this week they will die.
Luckily, it is just part of the Year 11 drama production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, which will take the audience on a whirlwind trip back to the 1600s and the time of the Salem Witch Trials.
Twenty-five students will be involved in the production, bringing the characters of Abigail, Tituba and Reverend Parris to life.
Seton head of arts and drama Sharon Le Ray said it was a good time to bring the story to the stage, with the themes still resonating today as society continues to deal with the suspicion and fear of people who are different.
“In order to understand the world around them and their place in it, students need to learn about the past so that we don’t make the same mistakes in the future,” she said.
“From the first reading of the play, the students were intrigued by the characters and their story and they were shocked to know that the play is based on a true account of the Salem Witch Trials.
“It has created interesting discussions about the society in which we live, what we value and how we value others.”
Mrs Le Ray said the students involved in the production were extremely talented, and a live production was something everybody should enjoy.
“Everyone should experience live theatre and timeless plays that deal with the human condition, so that we can hope to understand ourselves more deeply and learn from the past,” she said.
“We urge you to come and experience one of the most famous plays for yourself.”
From left: Ashlee Cuijpers, Devon O'Connor, Lani Galipo, Jenna Elliott, Curtis Waterman, Ellie Narey, Alyssa Dening, Alanna Cromarty and lying in the middle is Chloe Calameri.