Dordt College News

Dordt Repertory Theatre on tour

April 30, 2007

Rep Theatre

A Dordt College repertory theatre ensemble will perform on Dordt’s campus at the New World Theatre May 3 and 5, kicking off tour performances and workshops in a dozen high schools across Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

The two Sioux Center performances will be Thursday, May 3, at 8:10 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Each half-hour show is directed toward high school students, and the issues they face today.

“You will laugh, but you will also think, question, and perhaps dig beneath the surface of your life,” says Teresa TerHaar, the faculty advisor for the theatre ensemble.

TerHaar said this repertory performance is based on interviews Dordt students did with Unity Christian High School students. A series of scenes deals with issues that teenagers encounter every day, including peer pressure, body image, sexuality, and spirituality.

Both original material and adapted theatrical material are included, along with music written by two Dordt students, Paul Krygsman and Andrew Voss.

Members of the repertory troupe are Jonathon Shaffstall, West Milford, N.J.; Sarah Hoogendoorn, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Andrew Voss, Aplington, IA; Zach Eggebeen, Sheboygan, WI; Justine Moelker, Chatham, ON; T.J. Lagestee, Lansing, IL; Amy Blok, Lynden, WA; and Melissa Schans, Denver, CO.

The performance is free, but seating at the New World Theatre is limited.

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