Students aim to chalk up a dramatic success

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 1-11-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia’s text-based production class will present an interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle at their Fremantle campus this week.

Janny O’Connell, who teaches the text-based course, explained that the 41 students had worked tirelessly to produce what promises to be a very original approach to this classic piece, where Brecht uses the biblical story of Solomon and the Chinese folk tale of the Chalk Circle to highlight his political views.

“This is a great chance to be thrilled by an epic story of love, war and justice,” explained Ms O’Connell, “as the students challenge you to think deeply about what it all means, whilst entertaining you in an original format of song, dance, drama, and even a fearless stunt!”

The play will open in the University’s Drill Hall on Mouat Street, at 8pm, on Tuesday 2 November, and will run until Thursday 4 November, and tickets, priced at only $5, can be purchased from the College of Arts (9433 0560).

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0610, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au