Dordt College News

Dordt theater presents “The Miracle Worker”

February 18, 2013

The Dordt College theater arts department will present “The Miracle Worker,” a story about tutor Annie Sullivan, who battles to reach into and transform the dark and silent world of blind and deaf student Helen Keller. Performances are scheduled for February 27, 28, March 1, and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 1 p.m. at the TePaske Theatre.

The characters are played by Dordt students senior Shannon Spargo (agriculture major from East Berne, New York) as Annie Sullivan, senior Brittany Arkema (theology major from Pella, Iowa) as Helen Keller, junior Megan Ludens (business administration major from Saint Charles, Minnesota) as Kate Keller, senior Nathan Sparks (theater arts major from Luverne, Minnesota) as Captain Keller, and freshman Logan Radde (health and human performance major from Cologne, Minnesota) as James Keller.

The production is directed by Dordt College Professor of Theater Arts Josiah Wallace, who joined the department at the start of the 2012-13 academic year. Wallace received a B.A. in theater arts from Seattle Pacific University and is completing an M.F.A. in directing at Baylor University. He has taught theater courses at both institutions and also worked as the director of outreach at Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle, Washington.

Tickets are available at or at the door. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for students. For more information, please contact Theater Arts Administrative Assistant and Box Office Manager Noemi DeWeerd at or 712-722-6208.

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