A day at the theatre

Drama students in Years 10 to 12 attended the Roslyn Packer Theatre to watch The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Berthold Brecht.

Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Brecht’s play, originally set in 1930s Chicago, questions how society allows corrupt leaders to come into power.

Director Kip Williams chose to set the play in Sydney 2018 and used film and video live feed to enhance the powerful and timeless message.

Students witnessed outstanding acting by this stellar cast and at the conclusion of the play IGS students led the discussion during a wonderfully informative and insightful Q&A session.

Hugo Weaving, a long time IGS parent and champion of the Hugo Weaving Award for Drama in Year 12, starred as the rising villainous leader.

“Watching Hugo’s superb characterisation was a privilege and a masterclass in acting for our students,” said IGS Director of Dramatic Arts Rita Morabito. “Year 12 in particular were completely transfixed and deemed it to be the best performance they have ever seen!”