Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Lynette Sequeira

BORIVLI, DECEMBER 21, 2011: At Don Bosco High School, Borivli, the Dramatics Competition is a much-awaited Annual event. The budding performers and actors in school and those who love the stage, look forward to this event anxiously every year. This year however, we decided to have this competition together with our Christmas Celebrations on December 20, 2011.

The students and teachers of the four houses made use of the Classics in English Literature and other plays, and brought out Christmas messages through them. A comparison was drawn between 'King Lear', the proud King, and Jesus-the King who showed us in action, what humility is all about. In a courtroom scene from 'The Merchant of Venice', Portia showed Shylock the importance of love and forgiveness, which is one of the most important values Jesus came to bring us. Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' was used to teach our students how generosity wins over greed every time; and finally, through a Mystery trail, 'A Mysterious Christmas Card' showed our boys how bringing joy into the world of someone who is sad or upset, is actually the best way to celebrate Christmas.

 Watching our boys emote and express themselves as they performed the twenty minute plays on stage was truly a treat. It was fascinating to see our young Bosco boys slip into the skin of characters from Classic Literature, characters with a negative streak in them and even female characters, with the flair and ease of thorough professionals. Four separate groups of students also performed Christmas carols in English, Hindi and Marathi in between the 4 plays, which acted as fillers while the subsequent groups set up their props on stage, and also helped to spread some Christmas-cheer on the campus.

The students in the Secondary Section at Don Bosco, Borivli thus had a very entertaining and dramatic Christmas Celebration this year. On behalf of the Management, Staff and our students, we'd like to wish all the members of our extended Salesian family, in houses all over the Province and elsewhere, a Christ-filled Christmas. 

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