Dordt College News

'Wit' performance at New World Theatre

December 9, 2008


The Dordt College Theatre Department will present the drama Wit in three performances to be held Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec.12 at 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Performances will take place at Dordt’s New World Theatre, located on the southwest edge of campus in the Classroom Building. Admission is free, with free-will donations accepted to support the American Cancer Society.

Seating is very limited and will be offered on a first come basis with no reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the show.
Wit is a Pulitzer Prize winning play by American playwright Margaret Edson. The Dordt show is directed by junior theatre arts and digital media major Danielle Roos, Sioux Center.

Jenna Veenbaas, Abbotsford, BC, will play the lead role of Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor diagnosed with ovarian cancer who must give up teaching to undergo research and chemotherapy.


Through the poetry of John Donne, she examines her life and makes a few discoveries about what time she has left. Bearing speaks directly to the audience throughout the play, blending wit with humor.

Other Dordt cast members include Jason Kornelis, Sioux Center, as Dr. Harvey Kelekian; Caleb Hayworth, Leon, IA, as Dr. Jason Posner; Ashley Laverman, Sully, IA, as nurse Susie Monahan; Becky Love, San Marcos, CA, as Bearing’s former professor; Nick Van Ee, Fox Lake, WI, as Bearing’s father; and playing supporting roles as students and lab technicians are Lisa Veurink, Mound, MN; Jonathan Posthuma, Brandon, WI, and Emily Huston, Winterset, IA.

Stage manager for the show is Becky Lancaster, Cedar Rapids, IA; with Clare Laverman, Sully, IA, and Andrew Voss, Aplington, IA, as assistant state managers. Joel Schiebout, Pella, IA, will do lights, and Eric Meeter, Spencer, IA, will oversee audio equipment.

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