Orpheus and Eurydice

“This is not the first time something like this has happened around here…”

Orpheus is the coolest guy in school, with a musical talent sent from the gods. Eurydice is his prize for being so great. Wait, what?

First told thousands of years ago, the Ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is one of male power, heroism and heartbreak. But what about the other characters in the story? What kind of world was Eurydice living in to be seen as a trophy wife, an object to possess, a beautiful flower to be picked, contained, owned? And is it really so different to our world now?

This year our College theatre production was an original production featuring song, dance and even a bit of rugby that explored the slippery slope between pride and privilege, holding on and letting go and possession.

Congratulations to our 50 performing arts students who put on an outstanding performance in our Drama complex on 28 & 29 August. After months of rehearsals, the students’ acting was highly polished and it was clear that they all had a great time performing the show to enthusiastic and appreciative audiences.

A special thank you and congratulations to Casey Nicholls and Jonathon Polizzi for their passion, dedication and support of the students, as well as several other staff who dedicated their time in managing the production, music, art, singing, dancing and ushering. A massive thank you also to the amazing staff at Western Edge Youth Arts who partnered with our school for this event and of course it goes without saying our brilliant students who spent many hours including nights and weekends practising their lines and performances.

Well done to all for achieving such excellent standards and not accepting anything less!! Our College is extremely proud of ALL involved.        

Thank you to Western Edge Youth Arts for the photos. Enjoy the gallery below!