Prosser High School plans to end the school year with a blast from the past -- Berlin style.
The musical event -- titled Berlin -- re-enacts the fall of the Berlin Wall, which happened in August 1989. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. June 8 in the play field behind Prosser High School's vocational building. Admission is free.
"We built a 30-foot section replica of the Berlin Wall out of cinder blocks and post," said Brett Dillahunt, a teacher at Prosser High and organizer of the event.
"Kila Salyers-Smith's art classes painted historically accurate murals, and my kids added some faux barbed wire," he said.
The program includes a basic overview of the wall's purpose and history, including the famous speeches by then president Ronald Reagan and quotes from German citizens today about what they remember of the time the wall existed, he added.
"It's amazing how many people don't know the history behind the Berlin Wall," Dillahunt said. "We'll be playing the music of Pink Floyd because Roger Waters (former lead singer for the band) was there when the wall came down."
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