Theatre news

Northwestern College students will present 12 new plays during the 23rd annual World Premiere Festival May 2.

The scholarly work of 93 Northwestern College undergraduate and graduate students will be on display during the college’s Celebration of Research on Thursday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center.

Northwestern College’s annual student dance concert, RUSH, will return to the stage in March with seven performances: Thursday, March 22, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Friday, March 23, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 24, at 4, 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the England Proscenium Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.

Twenty-four Northwestern College academic programs are listed in the 2018 edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, a national guidebook that recommends specific college departments to prospective students.

Two area churches are hosting book release events on Sunday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the publication of “Sioux Center Sudan: A Missionary Nurse’s Journey,” about Sioux Center native Arlene Schuiteman.

Northwestern College theatre professor Jeff Barker has recently published a book, “Sioux Center Sudan: A Missionary Nurse’s Journey,” about Sioux Center native Arlene Schuiteman.

The musical “Next to Normal” will be presented by Northwestern College theatre Feb. 15 and 22–24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Northwestern College theatre professor Jeff Barker and the college’s nine-member Drama Ministries Ensemble (DME) will present and perform at the Calvin Symposium on Worship Jan. 25–27 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

High school juniors and seniors interested in theatre are invited to Northwestern College Theatre Preview Days on Feb. 23 and 24; activities start at 10 a.m. on Friday and continue through Saturday morning.

“Wit,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the final days of a literature professor suffering from cancer, will be on stage in Northwestern College’s Allen Theatre Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 13, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

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