A WORKSHOPPED PRODUCTION INSPIRED BY
THE SHORT STORY WRITTEN BY
KILLIAN KERWIN & THE MEATLOAF ALBUM
This year St Benedict’s College produced an original script inspired by the short story “Hang Cool Teddy Bear” written by Kerwin Killian.
A story of a non-specific soldier in a non-specific war who has been wounded on the battle field. Patrick is with his friend Tommy who has been killed. He sees his own blood across the dirt; he’s been hit with shrapnel. As he faces death the audience drift in and out of his consciousness with him. The play echoes the sentiment that “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed,” DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER.
The cast and crew gave an exceptionally professional performance during the semi-finals round of the 2011 RAPS Inter-schools One-Act Play Festival. Although the production did not progress to the finals, they did make the top 6 out of the 42 schools that competed. The cast and crew were awarded a nomination for costumes and top honours in the following categories at the Final Prizegiving:
| Best Set
| Best Motivation
| Best Lighting
| Best Sound
||Neil Bower and the Band
| Best Stage Manager
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRODUCTION TEAM OF “HANG COOL TEDDY BEAR”
YOU CREATED AN UNFORGETTABLE; RELEVANT AND RIVETTING PRODUCTION!