Dark path into the past

Larlee Crabtree, Katie Wright and Hayley Chaplyn are the Year 12 students who are performing in Children of the Black Skirt. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416566
Larlee Crabtree, Katie Wright and Hayley Chaplyn are the Year 12 students who are performing in Children of the Black Skirt. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d416566

Described by director Peta Flanigan as thought-provoking and evocative, the play explores history and reconciliation through story-telling.

Year 12 students Larlee Crabtree, Hayley Chaplyn and Katie Wright each play several characters in the Snapshot Youth Theatre production.

‘This is a challenging play that pushes the actors to use all their drama training from previous years to create a thought provoking performance,’ she said.

‘Three lost children discover an abandoned orphanage in the bush and learn a history of Australia through the spirits of children who have lived there.

‘It spans convict times through World War II, the Stolen Generation and beyond.

‘The play is aimed at Year 10 students and above because of the issues raised.’

The single performance of Australian playwright Angela Betzien’s work is at the school’s Allan Shaw Centre, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 concessions.

Buy at the door or call 9304 5572.