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Year 11 Drama Excursion – Please Complete the Permission Slip in the Parent Lounge

Image: courtesy Ensemble Theatre

Image: courtesy Ensemble Theatre

Drama Performance: ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ by Tennessee Williams

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2023

Assemble Location: PAC Foyer

Travel Details: Bus to The Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli

Dismissal Details: Students will return to school for Period 6 that day

Uniform Expectations: Full school uniform

Missed Classes: Periods 2-5

Lunch: Please bring with you as there aren’t any eateries near the theatre

Permission: Please Complete the Permission Slip in the Parent Lounge

Cost: $132.50

Enquiries: Ms Alison Jinga, Head of Drama

What is the Play About?

Deep amongst the monstrous flytraps and ferns in Sebastian’s garden, tendrils of a sordid family secret are beginning to unfurl.

Sebastian Venable died mysteriously last summer, and his mother Violet will do anything in her power to protect his memory – and her own reputation. Young cousin Catharine was the only witness to this nightmarish event. She is desperate to reveal what really happened, but Violet will go to any lengths to stop the ugly truth from seeing the light of day.

Tennessee Williams’ gothic masterpiece, ‘Suddenly Last Summer’, led by Shaun Rennie, who also directed Ensemble’s 2019 BABY DOLL, is as relevant today as it was when written over 60-years ago.

Vibrant, funny, beautiful, Tennessee Williams takes us into the poetic world of redemption and love, shadowed by the dark secrets a family can hold. – Synopsis: courtesy Ensemble Theatre website.

First edition of 'Suddenly Last Summer' by playwright Tennessee Williams

First edition of ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ by playwright Tennessee Williams