This year’s Senior Play ‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani, enthralled audiences over two successful shows last Thursday and Friday evening. The vignette scenes, were expertly presented by the cast, transforming the stage into a small wintery town where the lives and hearts of the locals were shared. Audiences were invited into the most personal, awkward, heart warming and heart wrenching moments with the characters, and laughed and cried along with them.
Due to COVID-19, intimate moments had to be replaced with glowing puppetry lips, which served to create humour and add another layer to the imagery and metaphor already present within this witty and delicate script. The lighting and music further transformed the space to transport us from one ‘magical moment’ to the next.
This performance was true testament to the dedication and community that exists here at De La Salle College, connecting with our wider school community and stepping in to assist those within our school. Many staff and students volunteered to assist in a variety of roles, including front of house and canteen. A special thanks to the staff that assisted the girls from OLSH College, Bentleigh. It was heart warming to see several Old Collegians returning to the school to attend the shows. The support and appreciation of all involved was not only warmly received, but truly deserved.
De La Salle Cast: Jeremy Grigg, James Arthur, Max Kolpin, Tyson Dyer, Spencer Ballantyne, Jordan Genovese, Harry Podeu, Lachie Richter, Conor Haigh
Understudies/ puppeteers: Skyler Sahely, Oscar Smith, Anton Declerck
Crew: James Hill, Miles Ristevski, George Jackman
Lighting: Lucas Cozzi
Sound: Daniel Van den Berg