Dordt theatre arts presents "Known But to God"

Play set in the Civil War explores nature of family, allegiances, and connections

Known But To God show poster

The Dordt University Theatre Arts Department will perform Known But to God by Anne M. Byrd this fall.

Performances will be held on October 10, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and October 12 at 2:00 p.m. All shows will take place in the Te Paske Theatre located in Sioux Center High School. Following the 7:30 p.m. performances on October 12 and 18 there will be post-show discussions. The October 12 discussion will be led by the playwright, Anne M. Byrd, and the October 18 discussion will be hosted by Paul Fessler, Dordt history professor.  

Set during the Civil War, the play follows two brothers who fight on the side of the North. Along the way, the brothers are injured and captured. As a result, they meet a Confederate nurse, which causes them to explore the complicated nature of family, allegiances, and connections. “The story and the themes at its heart are compelling and provide a good challenge both for the actors and the audience," says Dr. Teresa Ter Haar, the play’s director.

Due to the story’s mature themes, the production is recommended for high school aged students or older.

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens (65+), $5 for non-Dordt students, and $2 for Dordt students. Purchase tickets ahead of time at For questions please contact Robin Suing at or at (712) 722-6208.