After 2 years of not being able to produce musical dramas, BINUS SCHOOL Simprug has now returned to work with a musical performance entitled “Outliers” on June 3, 2022 at Ciputra Artprenuer. This original play “OUTLIERS” was performed not only by students from PYP up to grade 11, but also by some teachers & principal had also taken a place on this musical stage.
“Outliers” is about four students who attend the prestigious boarding school, Barrymore High! With contrasting personalities and values, the students are forced to come together and work through their differences. The play discusses themes of adolescence, coming of age, morality, and corruption whereas the students navigate difficult relationships and teenhood.
They started officially practicing for the school in late 2021, around August. Before May, their methods of rehearsals were mostly online. It was difficult to rehearse online, as they found miscommunication was prominent, and being online led to departments being uncoordinated. However, when they finally met in May, it felt like everything else began to fall into place.
As a result of their hard work, it can be seen from the skills of the players in carrying out their roles on the stage which are quite impressive, coupled with the ability to speak English very fluently and every conversation is staged live without recording.
“I have always held the belief that to every disadvantage, there is a corresponding advantage. This is what I believe OUTLIERS is all about. The play holds on to the belief of maintaining fairness even in a world where unfairness might be the norm. It communicates to us that virtue will always be the best way to move forward even if the world will show otherwise. Conflicts will surely be around no matter what but when we establish genuine friendship, it will be easier to move forward. OUTLIERS does not only embody this through its story but through how it was produced. This school play production created and produced proudly by students has become a symbol of hope that BINUS SCHOOL Simprug is ready to face the world and not be shackled by the Covid 19 pandemic. Like the story, we are all prepared to move forward no matter what uncertainties may come along our way and be the best of who we are!” said Mr.Patrick Lorenzo Carbonell as MYP Head of Art.
The story of this school play, borrows existing themes from existing media, for example, themes of corruption and classicism, but the story, plot, and characters are all originally written by Binusian. Moreover, there are 10 songs played in this musical; Barrymore High, A Lovely Night, Proud of You Girl, Bellas Finals, Valeria, and many more.
“It’s very unreal that we get this opportunity to perform after the pandemic and to even execute this was just crazy. I think this is the proudest work we have created and the proudest we have ever been. It’s great to see everyone putting their work, minds, creativity and love into this play that we get to share with others. Though it was not easy for everyone, everyone pushed through till the end and we huddle those hard obstacles and now that we are here, it feels like we can overcome anything next. We’re so proud of everyone who participated up until the last moment and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us from the start till the very end. We won/’t disappoint you with this play, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!” said the OUTLIERS crew.
BINUS SCHOOL Simprug
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