Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento was performed at Koorliny Arts Centre on 2nd and 3rd July 2014.

The play presented a challenge to the students as it was full of rich subtext and nuances, which demanded high quality acting and had to appear very realistic. The students also had to take on the technical roles associated with the show and this gave them a great deal of ownership.

The play is centred on the Moynihan family and explores the jealousy, betrayal, regret and bitterness carried by the three sisters. It also explores the idea of Australian identity, particularly Australia's cultural place in the world in the 1990s. These are fairly adult concepts and the cast certainly rose to the occasion and have portrayed these characters with truth, warmth and credibility.