R-H theatre wins tenth straight conference title

Published 12:03 pm Monday, November 16, 2015

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Randolph-Henry theatre won the Courthouse Conference Championship.

With this win, they joined the golf and forensics teams by achieving “Diamond Status,” which is done by winning 10 consecutive championships.

These students will represent Randolph-Henry High School at the regional tournament Nov. 21 at James River High School.

“What Are We Going to Do with Mama?” is a drama about a family who is trying to decide what to do with their mother, who has dementia.

It realistically portrays the financial, time and emotional difficulties that face a family when loved ones can no longer safely care for themselves and the burden on the family becomes overwhelming. The conference judges were highly complementary that such young students were able to take on such challenging roles and play their parts so believably. Cast and crew members include seniors Adam Balmer, Joey Kelehar, Alex Barker, Amanda Elsaesser and Megan Garrett; juniors Lizzie Powell and Spencer Parrish; and sophomores Alexa Moore and Sydney Smith. 

While researching, the students have become extremely interested in the difficulties that face the elderly and wanted to do something to help the community. As such, they will be performing their show for the community on Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is free. However, a representative from Meals on Wheels will be on hand to accept any and all donations.

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that serves the elderly and shut in of Charlotte County.  It takes only $25 to provide a week’s worth of hot meals that are delivered to individuals who are no longer able to cook meals for themselves.