Foreskin’s Lament - Level 3 Drama
This is, by any standards, a challenging play. First staged in 1979, it aroused considerable ire in the rugby world, not least because the playwright, Greg McGee, was an All Black trialist and Junior AB. It took considerable guts on his part to give this degree of exposure to what would now be labelled a toxic culture. While we did not put them through the full-frontal nudity of the original, in our preparation, these young men have learned about this aspect of our society and some of the effects it had.
They have worked incredibly hard and the following achieved Excellence grades for their commanding performances: Ollie Grant as Tupper, Piripi Pinfold-Whanga as Foreskin, Karmeehan Senthilnathan and RV Quijano who played Larry on different nights, Matt Allen as the irrepressible Irish and Scott Gillespie as Clean. As has become the norm in recent years, this represents a large proportion of the class but is testament to the passion these young men have for Drama and the degree of preparation they are prepared to make. It is, of course, the last time they will perform at PNBHS.
Most of the class have been heavily involved
in various aspects of PNBHS Drama including, Junior Musical Theatre, Junior
Play, The Rector’s Company, Theatresports and the PNBHS/PNGHS Senior
Production. We thank them for their many contributions and wish them well for
the future. They have been an awesome group of young men to work with.