Just Pretend Backstage

A PAIR OF QUEENS–Kristy Lozano (Victoria/Vashti) plays the deposed queen of Persia, while Julia Pottinger (Ella/Esther) portrays her successor. With the play-within-a-play device, teens portrayed both actors putting on a Purim spiel and ancient characters within the Esther story.

Photo by Weston Kenney for the St. Louis Review