Byron Bay High School presents Debra Oswald's 'Stories in the Dark'
This years’ Year 11 Drama production is Australian playwright Debra Oswald’s 'Stories in the Dark', and may be one of our most challenging projects to date. Set in an undisclosed war zone with two children as the protagonists, 16-year-old Anna and 12-year-old Tomas, who are struggling to survive and remain safe as they search for any remnants of their family and past life. As their forced and unlikely friendship develops, Anna tells frightened-of the-dark Tomas folk tales and fairy stories at night, and the play’s setting shifts between the worlds of reality and fantasy in true magical-realist style. It showcases the power of storytelling to provide hope, escape and comfort during a time of loss and survival.
Year 11 students are acting as both cast and crew for this production, taking on acting and technical support roles, whilst working tirelessly both in class and outside of school hours to bring the play to life. Under the direction of Ms Simone Museth and co-directed by Full-On Theatre's Dave Houston and with the stage management and creative support of Pete Walker-Smith.