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Louisa County High School theater group state-bound

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Emily Greer (l to r), Emily Phelps and Henry Phillips perform a scene in the one-act play “Mother Courage and her Children,” collecting a first-place Region 4B win for the Louisa County High School MainStage Theatre students in the process. Greer won first place for her performance and Phelps collected second place out of the four competing schools.

For the first time since 1996, Louisa County High School’s MainStage Theatre students are headed to the VHSL State Championship.

The group qualified for the state championships after finishing in first place in Region 4B. They’ll travel to Monticello High School on Monday, Dec. 3 for their next competitive performance, for which they could earn the first state title in the program’s history.

LCHS Mainstage Theatre punched their ticket to states with a one-act play, “Mother Courage and her Children,” written in 1939 by Bertolt Brecht. The story is about a mother who loses all three of her children in a war she originally hoped to profit from.

The play is considered by some the greatest anti-war play of all time, and judges at the Region 4 Tournament thought that LCHS was up to the task. Their feedback praised the students’ performance as “visually beautiful to watch,” and noted that “actors were in excellent condition both physically and vocally.”

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Nov. 22, 2018 issue.

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