After two long years without a Fintona School Play, this year we were proud to present Jean Anouilh’s famous reinterpretation of Antigone.
After two long years without a Fintona School Play, this year we were proud to present Jean Anouilh’s famous reinterpretation of Antigone. Despite rehearsals being affected by COVID absences, the wonderful cast and crew of students from Year 8 to Year 12, pulled together, supported one another and showed incredible commitment and dedication to bring the play to the stage from 3 – 6 May.
It was my great pleasure to work with students who performed on stage and those working tirelessly behind the scenes on the production. I appreciated the girls’ openness to new theatrical ideas, starting with our traverse stage with the silver reflective floor, and continuing with the merging of different time periods in costuming and props.
The play was also an opportunity for the cast to bring together their knowledge of history, politics, language, literature and philosophy in a theatrical context to forge their own interpretations of characters and the play’s overall meaning. This is when the theatre is truly exciting, when it is intellectually challenging and aesthetically engaging.
The School Play holds a very special place in the lives and memories of Fintonians, and I hope that Antigone is a memory that everyone involved, and those in the audience, takes with them as a highlight of 2022.
Drama Learning Leader / Director