A GROUP of local high schoolers will take their original theatrical pieces to the stage during a special three-night production this week.
The Year 12 Seton Catholic College drama students will bring together the original solo performances they created in an overarching story about dreams and fears dubbed Sequence.
Seton head of arts Travis Dark said the story of Sequence was built around a visionary live experiment being exhibited to the public.
“This experiment projects the dreams of a subject into reality, so that the audience can be witness to them, and the dreams themselves range from the light and humorous through to some dark nightmarish scenarios,” he said.
“The nature of the experiment starts to take an unexpected turn and the doctor, who hosts ‘Sequence’, becomes more and more engulfed in the findings until dream and reality becomes two indistinguishable entities.
“Each night, however, presents a different experience as the characters involved in the story, the doctor, the technician and the subject, are played by different actors while the rest of the cast make up the dreams that the audience see.”
Dark said the production would give the students the chance to develop their original solo performances for an audience before they are used as part of their end-of-year practical exams.
“(The students) are very excited as this will be their last production at Seton,” he said.
“They all love the experience of working together to make something like this, an event that is quite complex with so many moving parts, and this one has some extra significance for them.
“It allows the students to put into practice all of the skills and theories that they spend their drama classes discovering – instead of just imagining audience response, they can live it and truly appreciate the art.”
Sequence is at Seton Catholic College from May 11 to 13 from 7pm.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 9314 1816.