This is what inspired Artistic Director Anna Kerrigan’s script for the latest ASPIRE production, Dark Matter.
From 1-4 August, after months of dedication to rehearsals, a group of 130 talented students from across the diocese will come together at Civic Theatre for five performances.
In its seventh year, the audition-based ASPIRE program features students from Years 5 to 12 performing in an original story and script written and directed by Anna Kerrigan.
Anna’s inspiration for Dark Matter began last year when she started listening to science podcasts and became obsessed with the concept of dark matter.
“From the idea of only knowing what five percent of our universe is made up of, I drew the parallel to school, in that we only know what’s going on with someone about five percent of the time and if you actually look deeper there is a lot more affecting anyone than you realise.
“Dark Matter explores what’s really going on under the surface for the staff and students of St Albert’s Secondary College as they enter a lock down and nobody seems to really know why. It is a production that gives an honest representation of our school communities and the types of characters you might meet within them,” Anna said.
When putting this concept together and after much discussion with students, collecting their thoughts and perspectives, Anna put pen to paper in the hope of inventing something magical.
Audience members of all ages are invited to come on a journey with the students and staff of St Albert’s lock down, sharing some funny and poignant moments in this year’s production.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this contemporary performance and to support the development of the creative and performing arts in Catholic schools.
There will be three matinée performances:
- Wednesday 1 August 11am
- Thursday 2 August 11am
- Friday 3 August 11am, and two night performances:
- Friday 3 August 7pm
- Saturday 4 August 7pm.
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