A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Marion, South Australia
Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Drama - Edition 7 - 2019

What Rhinoceros?

Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 May, 7.00 pm
Murray Centre Drama Theatre
Adults $15, Students and Concession $10

Our Year 12 production, What Rhinoceros? explores how dangerous ideas become ideology, an ideology a Movement, the Movement action, and that action, reality. In part, a homage to Eugene Ionesco’s seminal work, Rhinoceros, the play explores a shift in the zeitgeist in this interesting point in history in which we live. The spirit of the times, is such that, we have experienced examples of fundamentalism and militant minorities that have disrupted the peace of our society. Westminster SACE Stage 2 Drama students have worked hard to bring this production to life with the view to staging a thought provoking production combining elements of Theatre of the Absurd, Black Comedy and Epic Theatre. The class has grappled with numerous points of view in their exploration of this text, an exploration which I am sure has seen a maturation of perception in their world view. The play also features Year 11 SACE Stage 1 Drama students in powerful supporting roles. As Ariadne, partner in work and life to Atlas, the protagonist of What Rhinoceros, says, ’Beware anyone who hates, and incites hatred for another!’. We hope you can attend the show and are moved and provoked by this work.

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What rhinoceros poster

Under the guidance of Kat Elliott, myself, and the creative and physical rigor of former Cirque du Soleil performer, Ella Fenwick, Year 10 students have continued their work in Nouveau Cirque, creating and rehearsing two shows to perform for junior year levels in the Preparatory School.

The Drama Department looks forward to students’ continued exploration and presentation of exciting contemporary Theatre.

John Doherty
Head of Drama