Theatre is a unique form of artistic expression requiring contributions from many different disciplines in order to create a polished product. Being part of an activity requiring this type of collaboration teaches responsibility and the importance of teamwork, while allowing students to enhance their skills. At Seattle Lutheran we feel strongly that all students, regardless of experience level, should have the opportunity to be a part of the production. It’s here where students can take part in the enriching world of theater.
In addition to an elective drama class, Seattle Lutheran offers an after-school drama club that produces two full-length productions each year – November and April. Students are involved in all aspects of producing the shows including, but not limited to, acting, stage management, set construction, scenic painting, props, costume design, and construction and lighting. Actors are given parts through an audition process; all levels of experience are welcome and appreciated. Productions in the last five years have included Shakespearean comedies, murder mysteries, and the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple.
Students who participate in at least one after-school drama production have the option to attend a school trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon every other year. While at the festival, students attend four productions, receive a backstage tour, and enjoy cultural activities.
Seattle Lutheran High School drama is proud to present Ken Ludwig’s Midsummer/Jersey as its spring production, which is a hilarious update of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Jersey Shore. All story elements remain the same: young lovers want to get married, the fairy royalty are fighting, some silly actors are putting on a sillier play, and Puck is making trouble. Come and support our talented student actors.
Performances will be held in the Menashe Gymnasium Friday, April 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 6th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for kids 7-14, and can be purchased at the door. Children under 7 are free and SLHS students and staff are free with ID.
Thank you to parent, Larry Cohen, for capturing productions on film.