Dramatic Success at Fylkingen
(Image: Dr Benedikz presents flowers to the cast)
On Monday evening the third year drama students performed Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Fylkingen on Söder.
The cast of ten took on a multitude of roles as they brought Brecht's parable about Grusha, a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than the boy's parents, to life. Set in Grusinia in the Caucasus, the play is a magical meditation on the nature of community and parenthood. Linn Eriksson was outstanding in her role as Grusha, whilst Isabella Babbit, dressed in shocking red, was spellbinding as The Singer who weaves the play together. Thomas Ghebremeskel's Azdak, the drunk judge, captured the humour and wisdom of the role and Filip Dahlquist's Corporal had incredible stage presence. Panteha Nickhoos's Monk and Old Woman showed a deft comical talent whilst Stephanie Gilbert excelled as Simon, the object of Grusha's love, and Hanna Salter's Governor's Wife was a worthy villain. "It's impossible to single out any one actor," said IEGS principal Dr Benedikz. "I thought all the cast were excellent. They've worked incredibly hard to put together such a professional performance. Ms Lindström (the director) and Ms Greisman (production manager) did a wonderful job bringing the very best out of our drama students. Mr Glasser's music really helped set the tone of the show. "I encourage students and staff to definitely go along and see Wednesday's performance." Wednesday's performance starts at 19.00. The doors open at 18.00. Tickets are available on the door.