When the curtain rises over the RLHS stage this spring, the audience will enjoy a student-led drama production.
The cast of “06/08” debuts at Racine Lutheran High School, 251 Luedtke Avenue, on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The show also runs on Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at 2 p.m., Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Doors open one hour before the performance. Tickets are available at the door or online at RacineLutheran.org. Click on ARTS AND ACTIVITIES and then THEATRE. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (60+) and students. Contact the school at 262.637.6538 with questions.
The original play is about a dystopian society, set in a futuristic universe. The storyline focuses on June 8 (06/08), when each year, every person who is 17 years of age either lives or dies from an unseen force. This phenomenon, known as the Decision, plagues families and the world with its presence, as they try to carry on normal lives. The reason for the Decision is unknown.
The play was written by senior Isabella Matson. She and junior Colton Hipke are co-directing the play. Hipke also heads the tech crew. Senior Megan Farrey is the assistant director and shares the stage manager role with sophomore Brooklyn Porter. Senior Gracie Friesema leads the set design and props, while senior Kaleb Miller oversees the acting and choreography. Junior Brooklyn Baratki is responsible for costumes and makeup. A host of students completes the cast and crew.