First year Acting students at Buckinghamshire College Group will be performing outdoors at the Amersham campus this week, Thursday/Friday 14th/15th June at 6pm in the courtyard behind reception as part of the college's End of Year Show celebrations. Students will be staging two of Tennessee Williams' one act plays, presented as a duet called 'Garden District' as they are both set in the affluent Garden District of New Orleans in the 1930s. 'Something Unspoken' is an insight into the complicated codependent relationship of an aging socialite spinster and her younger secretary while 'Suddenly Last Summer' unravels the dark and shocking mystery that surrounds the death of a wealthy widow's son.
Later in the month, second year students will present Timberlake Wertenbaker's 'Our Country's Good', adapted from Thomas Keneally's novel 'The Playmaker'. 'Our Country's Good' is based on the intriguing real life event about the first convicts who were transported to Australia by the Royal Marines in 1787 in order to establish a penal colony. A progressive officer who believed in the restorative powers of drama arranged for the convicts to perform a play for the other prisoners and the officers. This play was George Farquhar's 'The Recruiting Officer' - the show that the second years performed with great gusto last term! We are delighted to have the opportunity to explore both plays in the same year. Performances are free for visitors and take place on 27/28/29 June outdoors on the front field at the Amersham campus. Visitors are asked to meet in reception at 6pm for each performance.
We are thrilled to have the hugely talented Kymani Charles, Level 2 Music student, playing original music he has written for each of the shows.
For further information on the Level 3 Acting for Stage & Screen course, please email Course Leader, Irene Rambota: firstname.lastname@example.org