Blue Whale Theatre Performance on the life of Saint Mary MacKillop
From Oct 29th - Nov 2nd 2018 Blue Whale Theatre and The Sisters of St Joseph would like to welcome both Primary and Secondary school groups to view Blue Whale Theatre's production Mary - A Story of Courage at Mary MacKillop Place - the final resting place of Saint Mary Mackillop.
Mary - A Story of Courage
Mary - A Story of Courage tells Mary's tale in three short acts: the childhood influences in her youth, her pivotal experiences and achievements in early adulthood, and finally her later life and the legacy she left behind.
A Blue Whale Theatre production for students on the life of Saint Mary MacKillop
Available in three different versions for different age groups
Years 3 - 6 - 1 hour 15 mins (including performance, workshops and Q&A with the actors after the show)
Kindergarten to Year 2 - A special adapted version of the performance lasting 45 minutes (including performance and workshop/ Q & A)
Small Primary School? Please enquire with Blue Whale Theatre about their special performance available for the whole school!
Years 7, 8 and 9 - 1 hour 15/ 30 mins (including performance, workshops and Q&A with the actors after the show)
TO EXPERIENCE BLUE WHALE THEATRE'S MARY - A STORY OF COURAGE
at MARY MACKILLOP PLACE:
$14.50 per student*
Discounted rate of $3 per student for musum visits applies. Book early for museum visits on the same day as your perormance! Discount redeemable within 12 months of seeing the production!
All museum visits to be booked directly through Mary Mackillop Place. Discount on museum visits applies only to schools seeing the production at Mary MacKillop Place.
For museum bookings/ enquires contact: Events and Booking Coordinator on 02 8912 4814 or email email@example.com
After each section the audience are invited to ask the actor playing Mary MacKillop questions, in a 'hot seating session' facilitated by another actor. These 5-minute Q&A sessions give children the opportunity to interact with Mary in character, and ask personal or historical questions about what they have seen.
Interactive workshops between each section of the play allow students to ask Mary questions about her life, choices and decisions. Image credit: Lena Buchanan | Digital Communications Coordinator. Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College. 2016
"An incredible production! A must see for schools (and big kids alike!) You personified your roles so well and truly captured the life of one courageous woman! Congratulations to you all.”
Anne- Marie Gallagher Education Officer , Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney. Feb 2018
"As a Sister of St Joseph, I was moved by Blue Whale Theatre's Mary – Story of Courage. This wonderful play about Mary MacKillop is sensitively and professionally acted by very expert and committed actors. It was impressive to see that all the details of the play were historically correct. The characters were brought alive to us in a way that was both believable and enjoyable. The aim of the play is to introduce children to the life of Mary MacKillop. It was impressive to see how the actors relate with children in a friendly and educative manner. Although the play is designed for children, I found it to be equally touching and enjoyable for adults."
Sr Maryellen Thomas, Congregational Leadership Team, Sisters of St Joseph.