Student Playwriting Showcase – April 2 and 3

Racine Lutheran High School presents a Student Playwriting Showcase on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. both evenings. The performances will be held at The Branch, 1501 Washington Avenue in Racine. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.

The showcase features three original plays by female authors who are students at Racine Lutheran High School. Amelia Hansing wrote “What are You in Here For?”, and Lauren Gaither wrote “Antihero Counseling Services.”

The third piece presented in the showcase, “Lady of Poinsettias,” was written by Isabella Matson.

“It is a modern, tragic spin on classical Greek theatre. It was birthed out of a simple principle: love hurts. Cupid was the traditional embodiment of love, but what would happen if his feelings were challenged? ‘Lady of Poinsettias’ reminds us that love is worth fighting for, but there is a cost to radical love,” said Matson. “Seeing my own work presented in front of me as a part of a large production is incredible. This is one of the first times my work has been seen by more than just my friends. It has been a really rewarding learning experience.”

Tickets for the showcase are available at the door or online at Call the school at 262.637.6538 with questions.