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Dordt Comedy at Te Paske Theater

February 14, 2005

Jubilee: A Comedy in Five Acts

Dordt College theater puts the fun into dysfunctional with their spring production, “Jubilee: A Comedy in Five Acts,” a humorous portrayal of a fictional church and the eccentric people who make up the staff and congregation.

Six performances will be presented at the TePaske Theater in Sioux Center, at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, 26, March 3, 4 and 5; and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on Feb. 26.

Written by Steven Wiersum, “A Comedy in Five Acts” was the winning entry in a Jubilee play-writing competition sponsored by Dordt College. Wiersum is a Dordt College alumnus from Elmhurst, Ill., who has written eight Christian musicals, as well as several books. Wiersum will attend the play’s debut.

“This isn’t a show just for Christians,” said Wiersum, though he admits they’ll probably get the biggest chuckle out of the church council scenes. “I wanted anyone to be able to watch this show and feel good about God’s grace.” The plot revolves around a congregation that discovers they don’t own the land their church is located on, and their attempts to keep it from being replaced with a new stripmall.

The show is directed by Dordt College Theater Professor, April Hubbard. It includes a cast of 24 Dordt College students, along with some community children who play the part of a children’s choir.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the box office by calling 712-722-6430. Box office hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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