Fifteen young performers will be taking to the stage next week to perform their class production of Dennis Kelly’s play ‘DNA.’ A group of young people try to cover their tracks after the disappearance of one of their peers, allowing corruption to lead their decisions. In a plot of complicated twists and changes in relationships, the play uncovers what happens to groups of people in high-stakes situations.
The group of Year 11 students at Mount Aspiring College are very excited to perform the play in the context of the senior theatre company: Box Theatre. They look forward to being able to encourage discussion in the community around the mature themes presented by the play, including how we must be encouraging hope in difficult situations.
Actor Lucy Fenton is thrilled to be able to share their hard work with the public. She said, “I think ‘DNA’ will help people to understand how normal teenagers in this modern day and age can easily be affected and manipulated by social pressures in their everyday life and therefore find themselves in undesirable and unfortunate circumstances.”
She added that, “I think the rehearsal process has brought the class closer together and has helped us further understand the deeper meaning of the play as a group. There have definitely been some tougher moments while rehearsing the more sensitive scenes but everyone has been really supportive and understanding.”
‘DNA’ will be performed next week on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October at the MAC performance room. Both shows start at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7:10pm. Tickets will be available at the door. The wider community are welcomed to attend.