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drama (cont'd) The fall by Joseph Day. Luke Nicholson, Max Baume and David Quaglia. the quick-tempered and hapless soldier whose involvement event which officially marked Luke and Joff as the most in the war has the most serious and far reaching believable romantic couple on the College stage. Fooling implications of all the teenagers. As one of the most many audience members with their physical transformation challenging roles in the play, Elliott's dynamic performance were the leading ladies – Benjamin McCann (Year 12) did justice to the transformation Jamie undergoes during the as Hannah and Liam Carrigan (Year 12) as Trish. Both course of the play and the naive innocence of Jamie that Benjamin’s and Liam's commitment to these characters is integral to the play's exploration of deprived underclass resulted in a scarily convincing examination of the impact youth. Maximillian Baume (Year 12) played Lenny, of war on those who are left behind. ‘the burger man’ and Hannah's stepfather, powerfully Special thanks must go to all the members of stage crew capturing the sincerity of the only adult character and led by Joshua Edwards (SAC 2010) and to those who fulfilling his artistic position as the moral voice in the play. invested so much time in the construction of the set and Adrian Sims' (Year 12) compelling performance as the props: Miss Xavier McKenzie, Mr Simon Turner and the anti-war Dan (the jealous friend of both soldiers Ben and invaluable Major David Clancy. Jamie), exposed the raw emotional power of the dialogue Finally, a huge thanks to our director Miss Melinda and his mastery of the British accent contributed to his Pedavoli who endured a rowdy cast, some of whom could convincing and detailed characterisation. Adding to the not remember their lines even after six hours of rehearsal and critical voices in the play was the strong-hearted sergeant, others who used the stage for abdominal workouts during Brookes, performed with powerful conviction by Mason rehearsals. She must be commended on her complete Davies (Year 12). And of course, who could top Nathan commitment to this play and three highly successful nights Depangher’s (Year 12) stellar performance as the Irish of production. bouncer? His commitment to all eight lines truly showcased This was our last production at the College and I could his potential in the industry. not be prouder of everyone for their hard work, the time The true comedy of the play rested in the hands of three they volunteered even during their holidays and the effort significant others. Nicholas Alexandrou (Year 12) played they invested throughout the process. I feel so fortunate the incredibly funny drunken man, Vince the policeman and to have been a part of this incredible experience and the increasingly debaucherous Darren. However, with their production. hilarious drunken partnership Luke Nicholson (Year 12) as Claudio Trovato (Year 12) ‘Steve-o’ and David Qualglia (Year 12) as ‘Tony and Sean’ Vice-Captain of Drama were definitely crowd favourites. Their creative physicality and clever delivery of lines stole the audiences’ attention Let us not forget that the real gravity of this play emanates from and left them in throes of laughter. the experiences that befall the character of Ben, performed Of course, a very special mention must go to the boys powerfully by Claudio Trovato (Year 12). His character is who so convincingly played the girls. Federico Anca (Year used by Willams to expose the cultural and political deficits of the modern era- irresponsible behaviour, inexperienced 12) will forever be remembered as police officer Gail, troops and an endemic lack of understanding; Claudio truly aka, ‘Beyonce’ and the hilariously high pitched Donna. embraced this role in all its complexity. Joseph Day (Year 12) superbly captured the delicate Clare who, on the night of her wedding to Steve, dedicates him Ms Melinda Pedavoli an alcohol induced rendition of I will always love you, an Drama Department St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 66


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