St Andrew’s College residents claimed 1st and 3rd places in the Solo Drama section of the Palladian Cup, held in Women’s College on Thursday night, 5 May 2011.
Fresher Alex Cubis’ provocative performance as a psychiatric patient in his self-devised “Room 341” was a worthy recipient of 3rd place in an extraordinarily high standard competition.
But it was Will Haines (2nd Year) who stole the night. For his remarkable performance of psychological instability as “Jerry” in Edward Albee’s “The Story of the Dog”, Will swept all before him to take 1st place. His performance captured the crazy, wonderfully erudite and finally threatening “Jerry” with a remarkable richness of character that requires unique talent.
Points gained in the Drama Section have catapulted the College into 2nd place overall in the Palladian Cup at the half-way point of the competition.
The victory was a fitting end to a remarkable week in College. On Monday night we hosted an Informed Careers evening in conjunction with the 180 Degrees Social Innovation Society, and bade farewell to our last timber boats in the “Slinging of the Boats” ceremony.
On Wednesday morning the College achieved victory in all three races at the Rawson and Rosebowl Rowing Regatta, the first time in history that a single College has won every event.
On Wednesday night, amidst the joy of worthy celebration, the Senior Common Room hosted a recital by the widely acclaimed baroque violinist, Anna McDonald.
…a short pause for breath and it’s on to the Mother’s Dinner and Concert on Saturday night.
Truly a marvellous week in College.