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drama (cont'd) If it wasn’t for the tremendous hard work put in by our director and producer, Mrs Heidi Quinn, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest could never have been the smash hit that it was. She worked extremely hard behind the scenes organising the set and costume plans, along with the terrific poster/programme. She managed to not only put up with a large group of boys but teach them some well learned lessons about performance technique and theatre in general. Nick Plummer (SAC 2009) who served as the Costume Master must also be commended for either locating or creating our costumes, a key element to the play. Mr David Clancy and the rest of the crew must be congratulated also as they designed and built a versatile Fabio Nicotra, Claudio Trovato, Pat Lau, Max Baume and Dom Scarf. set that could be stripped and then reimbursed across the performance nights. be given for his portrayal of Dr Spivey, the gullible, lovable Elliott Miller (Year 11, 2011) doctor. The character of Billy Bibbit was played by none other 2011 Senior Drama Production 2 than Mason Davies (Year 11, 2011). Mason was suited perfectly for this role as he demonstrated the stuttering, shy – A Clockwork Orange own life. He completed this difficult task to utter perfection. audiences with productions such as Spring Awakening,In the tradition of theatre at the College to challengeThe Pope and the Witchdoctor, Abducting Jacqui boy excellently. Mason also had to perform a serious scene where he breaks loose of Nurse Ratched’s grip and ends his Maximillian Romans (Year 11, 2011) played Ruckley, O and Tommy, director Mr Peter Gough reached out Technician and Aide Turkle. Maximillian’s rendition of a for this play with music, drenched out by the mind of Tourettes psychopath was absolutely hilarious and had the Anthony Burgess from his own novella too horrid for the audience in stitches all night. book-shelfs. To the insane, disturbing film interpretation by Fabio Nicotra (Year 11, 2011) also played a comic Stanley Kubrick, it pervades with its evil, blood-drenched role, Martini. A short, bouncy Italian himself, Fabio suited claws. Welcome to the second Year 11 play of 2011, the character and was well received by the audience. A Clockwork Orange. The bomb obsessed character Scanlon was played by The Story follows teenage Alex and his three Droogs – Patrick Lau (Year 11) who brought great pathos to the role. He Pete, Geogie and Dim, - Dim being really dim, as they sit performed excellently, bringing a great response every night. around the Korova Milk Bar tapping on their ‘glovers’ what We were also extremely lucky with this production as we to do with the evening. Little does the audience know that were blessed with three amazingly talented female actors to Alex is a lad who loves to do the old ‘ultra-violence’ on other play across them four roles. Michaela Thill, from Monte Sant Angelo College, played the intoxicated ditzy female role of Sandra, a friend of McMurphy who breaks in for the party scene with Candy. Lucy Parsons, from Loreto Kirribilli, undertook the challenge of becoming both Nurse Flinn and Candy Starr; two entirely opposing characters, Flinn, an uptight Catholic nurse, and Candy, another drunken female with flare and a tendency for trouble. However, our biggest catch was the return appearance of Polyanna Nowicki from last year’s production of Biloxi Blues. Polly is a graduate of the Sydney Acting School and has now appeared in a number of professional theatre productions, including Ruby Moon, a play we study for the HSC. Polly played Nurse Ratched, the leader of the institution. She controls all of the patients and rules over the wards with her strict dictatorship. Ratched was a very difficult character to convey and all of the boys were unbelievably impressed with her performance and work ethic. James Harte, Like Nicholson, David Quaglia and Federico Anca. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 62


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