Students mark Year of Creativity


The 4 Liedna at  Gozo College Agius De Soldanis Girls Secondary School recently staged a two-act play at the Greek theatre at the St James Cavalier last Friday.  Their performance was intended to promote environmental awareness and celebrate creativity, as the year 2009 has been dubbed.   

The Snobs and the Slobs  was written and directed by Janica Xuereb, a 15-year-old Gozitan student, aided by her classmates Svetlene Grima and Antida Formosa, who helped pick the score for the play, while Caroline Curmi and Monique Sciortino  took charge of the dancing, a combination of ballet and jazz.   This satirical musical comedy was played twice to a full house of Maltese students from various state colleges in Malta.

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The entire play is filled with humorous touches and lots of music.  The cast takes the audience to a villa on the outskirts of the prominent industrial town, Malgoco, to weave their tale. The very future of this booming town is in jeopardy and the reason is man’s selfishness and insatiable greed.   Little does the megalomaniac Mayor Tosca care that the people are destroying this little town of theirs – their life-line.  The well-to-do Caravaggios, Mcferrins and Willows live comfortably and extravagantly as they struggle to keep up appearances oblivious of deeper and more pressing issues such as family, friends and climate change.  Rebecca’s dire predictions, not unlike Jeremiah’s but peppered with scientific jargon, go unheeded.  However, she and her ill-assorted friends manage to shake the others out of their stupor and bring about the necessary change.

It was a morning when one could forget the humdrum school life and immerse oneself in the world of make-believe, music and laughter.  It was a novel and exhilarating experience for these youngsters, one which helped boost their confidence and opened up a vista hitherto unexplored.

 




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