Curtain call for Lincoln High theatre students

photo by LHS student Carson Allen

Lincoln High School theatre students will take their show on the road this Friday at the state play production championships. They’ll perform their one-act play, “Skinflints & Scoundrels: Moliere's Miser,” at the Nebraska School Activities Association state competition at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.

The Lincoln High cast and crew advanced to state after winning their district competition, held Dec. 2 at LHS.

It’s the culmination of a five-week production process in which the students built an ensemble, blocked the play, experimented with makeup, created costumes, built a set and added music - all on a limited budget and limited rehearsal time after school. They performed the play twice - once for the public and once for competition.

LHS Theatre Director Justin D. Holbein said the cast and crew represent everything that LHS theatre stands for: diversity, engagement and professionalism.

“If this is not the epitome of a professional theatrical company work ethic I don’t know what is,” Holbein said.

He added that the students cherished the district victory and the trip to state, but it’s not their primary motivation. “The ability to take their production ‘on the road’ so other students can experience all LHS theatre has to offer is the goal each year for these students.”

photo by LHS student Carson Allen

Published: December 6, 2017, Updated: December 6, 2017