Zachary Sanford– Staff Writer
Come one, come all to Wrinkle in Time! An amazing production by Dordt’s very own theatre department, showing soon. Although the play isn’t for a few more weeks, students are already hard at work. The characters and set are coming along well and ahead of schedule.
“We’re still three weeks out from opening night, and we’ve got the entire show blocked,” says senior Annie Sears, who plays the character Mrs. Who. “This gives us lots of time to perfect it, to go back through and add more details, and to hone our portrayal of our characters.”
Ever since the beginning of the school year, a hard-working team of students has been building the set pieces.—was asked about how the set was coming,
“Compared to some of the sets we had last year, we’re way ahead of where we need to be,” said sophomore Victoria Brander—who heads the paint department in the Scene Shop. “I love working in the shop, so I kind of just like all of it. Obviously painting is my favorite part, but I really like watching the building coming along.”
Most students work in theater by both acting onstage and working in the Scene Shop. If they are not memorizing lines, they are painting a night sky with planets. If not helping out in the Costume Shop, they are working on setting up stage lights. This small but mighty team of individuals sure know how to put on a show.
Dordt’s theater department aims to teach its students about acting while maintaining Christian roots and worldviews.
“This show takes the Christian gospel story and portrays it through a fresh narrative, thereby granting it more potency,” said Sears. “We here at our Christian college in the middle of a predominantly Christian part of the country hear the gospel all the time, so hearing it through a compelling story that we don’t often hear makes us experience the gospel anew.”
If you are looking to attend Wrinkle in Time, the show times are:
Thursday, October 12, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 14, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm