The Mozart Faction: Pinjarra teacher gets dark in comedy show

The Mozart Faction: Pinjarra teacher gets dark in comedy show

PINJARRA teacher Karl van Zwol is about to find out what happens when a community choir is trapped at gunpoint.

The answer lies in the black comedy The Mozart Faction at Melville Theatre in April.

A small suburban choir has been performing in community halls for local groups and events for years – but its latest rehearsal comes to an abrupt end.

Wolf has lived next door for the past decade and has finally had enough of their singing so storms in with a gun, demanding silence.

The Mozart Faction premiered at the Blue Room Theatre in 2007 and won the People’s Choice Award.

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Van Zwol plays school principal Terry.

“The main challenge is the ensemble nature of the performance, as well as working out the ideal place to be on stage throughout the play,’’ he said.

“I have also not sung in front of an audience since I was a kid.”

After having a long-held interest in acting, van Zwol stepped up to the stage for the first time three years ago in Quartermaine’s Terms at Playlovers Theatre.

“I chose The Mozart Faction because of its dark humour, as well as the chance to do a little singing,’’ he said.

WHAT: The Mozart Faction.
WHERE: Melville Theatre.
WHEN: April 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and matinee
April 9.
TICKETS: 9330 4565 or www.meltheco.org.au.