"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Theatre Bug.

Now Playing: She's So High by Kurt Nilsen 

I love the theatre. I love dressing up. I love seeing everyone dressed up.

Well, that's not entirely true. I don't understand why boys wear jeans to the theatre.

I love that the action is there, right there, that you're watching something raw. I mean, I know it's rehearsed and all of that, but it's the first take. It's imperfect, it's beautiful.

Yesterday I went with a few friends to watch National Interest at the Heath Ledger Theatre. This is the second theatre excursion our school has organized; a little while back all the year twelve lit students went to watch Arcadia, which was amazing. The school had THIRTY FREE TICKETS, but I rather doubt thirty people showed up. Which is ridiculous. I don't understand people who give up opportunities like this for study. I mean, it's like not taking the Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory because you have a Maths Specialist test the next day.

National Interest was pretty intense; it is a play commissioned to tell a very different perspective of the Balibo Five, which is a very dark and murky chapter of Australian history. It's a very political play, but also a very personal one; very well done, but a very...intense experience. Definitely not for the faint hearted, but it's a very moving story and it was very well done. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

Good to hear the buzz on National Interest at the Heath Ledger Theatre.

Julia Blake must have been brilliant, unless there are different actors in the Metro Five.

No, I don't know why boys wear jeans to the theatre either. I would understand it better if they were actually acting or on stagecraft duties (black pants are the key).