The story of two sisters dealing with life on their own after an apocalyptic event will be the focus of Lotus, a new show from Just Imagine Youth Drama School.
Lotus, written and directed by Launceston playwright Imogen Kalisch, follows sisters Chloe, played by Maddie Elmer, 17, and June, played by Romana Sutherland, 16, with one ready to move on with her life after the event, while the other does not want to face the unknown world.
Just Imagine owner Amanda Sutherland said the show was written by young people for young people and supports local talent which is what the company aims to do.
"It's a little bit unique, a little bit different, and brand new," she said.
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Ms Sutherland promised the show also includes a nice twist at the end audiences will enjoy.
She said the show was well suited to the pandemic times as it was always designed to only have a small, intimate audience.
"The fact that the Earl has restricted seating is perfect for what we wanted with the show," she said. "We want the audience to have that interaction feeling, to feel like part of the show."
Ms Sutherland said Ms Kalisch wanted to explore the concept of interpersonal relationships during the teenage years when faced with dealing with a disaster.
The performance is the first event in the Just Imagine Special Projects Program which has been created to support Launceston talent at the beginning of their careers within the arts industry.
Lotus will run from September 30 to October 3 at the Earl Arts Centre and is suitable for ages 15 and above, or below 15 with parental discretion as the show has a small amount of swearing. Tickets are on sale from August 31.