An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance: Holy Cross College students ready for senior production

Brianna Armstrong, John Paul Botha, Laila Davies and Abbey'Lee Quantock.  d469572
Brianna Armstrong, John Paul Botha, Laila Davies and Abbey'Lee Quantock. d469572

Drama students at Holy Cross College will take a trip into the zany world of American comedy this month when they present their 2017 senior production of An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance by Don Zolidis.

The cotemporary play is set in Minnesota and follows the Moss River Community Theatre Company, which excels at mediocrity.

The story follows a bunch of misfit actors, an egotistical director and a seemingly clueless writer.

The company must band together to produce a triumph in just two days in order to try win $10 million in prize money.

Everything that can go wrong will go wrong in this madcap comedy.

Year 10, 11 and 12 students have put in countless hours of work in preparation for their performances, with rehearsals and accent workshops with WAAPA’s head of voice Julia Moody to master the Minnesotan accent.

Year 10 student John Paul Botha, who plays the director Samson, said it was the first year the students had used accents.

“There are so many ways you can convey that accent,” he said.

This year will also mark the College’s first production in a brand new state-of-the-art performing arts facility.

An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance will be shown at Holy Cross College from June 22 to 24 at its New Norica Building.

Tickets are on sale from www.trybooking.com/260404.

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