Inter-House Drama Competition-2017
The Familians battled out each other at the Inter-House drama competition 2017 which was revived after a hiatus of six years was held at the HFC auditorium. Pupils were responsible for everything from set design and lighting, to scripting, music and directing. Talented young Familians took the stage in excerpts from five fabulous Oscar Wilde plays.
The curtains were raised with Rose de Lima House presenting the play Salome followed by Lady Windermere’s fan by Suzanne house. The Importance of being Earnest which is a comedy was performed by Carmel house. The play kept the audience engrossed. An Ideal Husband which is another comedic stage play was performed by the Ambrose house. Finally, the Sebastian house took the stage with Duchess of Padua. The energy among the performers and audience alike was palpable and heartfelt.
The judges had an unenviable task, given the wonderful performances presented over the evening but the winners of the winners were announced. Individual prizes were awarded first to Best Actress in a male role to Roshella Samarasinghe, Best Actress in a female role to Sumithra Muttiah, Best Supporting Actress in a male role to Kiyasha Kohombanwickremage, Best Supporting Actress in a female role to Ashwini Ignatious, Best Directors were Charlene Wijeyesinghe and Roshella Samarasignhe, Best stage setup and props were given to Kiyoshi Fernando and Amindhi Pieris, Best lighting and sound to Nathasha Jayamanne and Nikita Gomez.
Ultimately the 1st runners up was the Carmel house directed by Shanelle Bandara and Malithi Kulathunge and the grand award of the night was earned by the Ambrosians who are nothing but the best which was directed by Roshella Samarasignhe and Charlene Wijeyesignhe.
A great competitive yet supportive spirit was demonstrated by all the participants as well as the audience, and we are already looking forward to the next inter-house competition. Well done to all the houses.
‘‘No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.-Oscar Wilde’’