Theatre/dance to present ‘Good Person of Setzuan’ Nov. 13-21

Nov. 4, 2009

The Luther College theatre/dance department will present six performances of “The Good Person of Setzuan,” a blend of song, dance and theatre, Nov. 13-21.

Opening night is Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.  The show continues with evening performances Saturday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; matinee performances Saturday, Nov. 14 and 21, at 1:30 p.m.; and a special evening performance Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 p.m.

All performances will be in Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

Jeff Dintaman, Luther professor of theatre, and Jane Hawley, Luther associate professor of dance, are co-directing the performance, based on Bertolt Brecht’s morality play.

Inspired by ancient Chinese folk tales, “The Good Person of Setzuan” follows three gods who descend into the city of Setzuan to reward a kind prostitute, the one virtuous person in the community.  The story shows how she copes with her new good fortune and those who want to take it from her.  

Under the direction of Dintaman and Hawley, the cast includes seniors Rose Milligan, Nick Broten, Henry Hammond and Erin Digman; juniors Libby Dahms, Alex Lange, Rachel Rudeen and Kate Trigger; sophomores Amanda Couture, Meghan Pedersen, Patrick Nyberg, Mike Moran and Andrea Oldfield; and first-years Michael Crowe, Marybeth Stork, Calli Micale and Tyler Hagy.

Crew members include seniors Martha Beggerly and Ashley Scouton; juniors Mary Dalman, Megan Kluge, Joe Carey, Libby Dahms, Nan Xi and Nancy Palof; sophomore Matt Imhoff; and first-years Emily Temte, Hannah Glesne, Keely Anderson, Elizabeth Fischer, Phoebe Jan-McMahon, Lindsey Johnson, Kimberly Cavanagh and Devan Armstrong.