by Nathan Berkas
Earlier this spring a number of students at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago performed a musical entitled, ‘Katie Luther: The Musical.’ The musical was written and directed by Sara Suginaka and Brock Klobe, two LSTC students, and was centered on the life of Katherine Von Bora – Martin Luther’s wife.
The musical featured an original script as well as thematic parodies of pop culture favorites – “Marty’s Girl,” “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Katherina,” “I Need A Hero,” and many more cleverly altered hits. The performance was an incredible testimony to the students’ creativity, energy, and talent, with impressive performances from students in various graduate programs and classes.
Aside from the obvious talent, the production was also a testimony to the students’ desire to support the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Through a free will offering, LSTC was able to raise several hundreds of dollars and helped to raise awareness of the ELCA Malaria Campaign with the audience. Prior to the performance, an LSTC student explained that the funds raised through the ELCA Malaria Campaign would go towards providing resources – mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, and education – in an effort to help eliminate the spread of this deadly disease.
It was a wonderful night of singing, dancing, and laughing together, while learning about the life of Katherine Von Bora and supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign. A true example of ELCA seminarians “acting” locally, while thinking globally!
Many thanks to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago for the photos and creativity! See more Katie Luther: The Musical photos here.
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