Lord of the Flies
From February 27-29 UCC staged Nobel Prize-winning author, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The play focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Simon’s murder is the climax of the play; the role of Simon was admirably played by UCC boarder, Sufian Alawiye (Year 9 Seaton’s).
Two other boarders played very important behind the scenes roles in this production. Faizan Haider (Year 12 Seaton’s) was in charge of lighting and sound, and Moto Torii (Year 9 – Wedd’s) was the stage manager.
Actor’s Note (Sufian Alawiye)
Tonight I’ll be playing Simon and this is my first time being a part of a major stage production and I truly feel like I have been pushed out of my comfort zone. This has definitely not been a smooth journey, but I think that is a huge part of what has made it so interesting. Being a part of this production has been a bit challenging for me, not because of the content, but more so letting go and really allowing myself to become a completely different person, and put myself in his place. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ms. Blagona and Ms. Metalin as they have spent hours of their time working on this, and the stage crew as well for doing all the necessary things behind the scenes. I hope you enjoy the show!
Stage Manager’s Reflection (Motoharu Torii)
Over the few months we have worked on Lord of the Flies, there is no doubt we have made vast progress. Working with this team, I think the best part was being able to see the development throughout the many rehearsals. Not only that, but it was also a great way to get to know students and teachers that I may never have met. We started with some instructions and a script that Ms. Blagona had provided us with, but our efforts have certainly paid off. The play would not have happened without all the actors, backstage/tech, Ms. Blagona, Ms. Metalin, and all other contributors, and I would like to thank them for this amazing production we have worked on as a group. We hope you enjoy our work and performance.