Last week, talented Saint’s students from Year 9-12 join forces with skilled girls from neighbouring schools to perform Bertolt Brecht’s play, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
This world-renowned play is a parable that explores what happens when the law conflicts with justice. The play compels us to ask who is right and who is wrong. The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a testament to Brecht’s ability to energise is political purpose with an unsentimental fairy tale, song, romance, battles, beheadings, dangerous journeys and a high-stake trial.
With a haunting and exceptional original score by Eton Williams (Year 10) and a striking, industrial steam-punk design, the production successfully re-envisaged a modern classic.
The students’ dedication and countless hours of rehearsals paid off, with audiences impressed by the high standard achieved by all. What was most impressive was how the young actors applied themselves and supported each other throughout this challenging process. To be involved in a drama production is a unique and memorable experience, and these students made the most of it. I couldn’t be prouder of their efforts.
Ms Jacqueline Cook
Teacher – Senior English
Drama and English