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Onstage: 2011-12

The Book of the Dun Cow

Novel By Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Adapted for stage and directed by Stephanie Sandberg

Location: Calvin Lab Theater

April 19-21, 25-28, 2012, 7:30PM
April 19, 2012@ 1:45pm, April 20, 2012 @ 2:00pm
April 21, 2012 10:00AM (in conjunction with the Festival of Faith and Writng)
April 24-25, 2012 10:00AM
(Middle school groups)

 

 

 

 

 

 

    The Book of the Dun Cow

Overview

In this production, Walter Wangerin's novel is adapted and directed for the stage using puppets, masks, and actors. Part fantasy, part mythology, and part animal allegory, the story explores the depths of life's joy and despair alongside the problem of evil. Chauntecleer, the troubled rooster and leader of his coop, must learn to rally his kingdom together to fight against the evil of Wyrm. Winner of the National Book Award, this adaptation will surpass your expectations and surprise you with its beautiful storytelling, bringing to life all of Wangerin's incredible characters. This is an event for the whole family to share and take delight in!

 

Cast

Brian Alford: ……………………………………………………………...Chauntecleer, Senex
Dan Christmann: …………………………………………...Mundo Cani Dog, Toad, Basilisk
Walter T. Runn: ……………………………………………..Cockatric, Ebenezer Rat, Wyrm
Jerel Domer: ……………………………………………………………..Hen, Turkey, Basilisk
Emily Diener: ……………………………………………………………………...Hen, Basilisk
Kit Graham: …………………………………………………………………………..Beryl, Hen
Jennifer Kang: …………………………………………………………………..Pertelote, Hen
Rebecca Boerman: …………………………………….John Wesley Weasel, Hen, Basilisk
Hannah Chee: ……………………………………Widow Mouse, Tick-Tock the Ant, Turkey
Lisa Koller: ……………………………………………………………Dun Cow, Hen, Basilisk
Seth Wilson: ………………………………………………………..Lord Russel the Fox, Hen
Annie Bulthuis: ………………………………………The Three Pins, Turkey, Hen, Basilisk

Musicians

Matt Kraker: guitar
Anika Pruim: clarinet and violin
Kaile VanOene: cello

Production Personnel

Director of Theater: …………………………………………………………….David J. Leugs
Technical Director: ………………………………………………………………..Steve Haase
Stage Manager: ……………………………………………………………………Julia Kimble
Assistant Stage Manager: …………………………………………………..Andrew Acevedo
Assistant Director: ……………………………….……………………..…….Kendra Wassink
Costume Shop Manager: ………………………..………...………. Magdalene A.R. Mastin
First Hands: …………………………………..…..Ashley Gove, Katie Luyk, Megan McRae
Stitchers: …………...................................Maggie Ferntheil, Avery Johnson, Sophie Lutz, …………………………………………………..……….…….Erin Smith, Kayla VanderPloeg
Head Scenic Carpenter: ………………...……………………………………….Anne Huston
Scenic Carpenters: ………………………..Emily Diener, Josh Dreska, Christopher Gove, ……………………………………………....Anne Huston, Calen Liverance, Karl Sparrman
Paint Charge: ………………………………………………………..………….….Julia Kimble
Master Electrician: ……………………………………………….…………..……Josh Breden
Property Master: ………………………………………………………………...Hannah Chee
Assistant Property Master: ……………………………………………………Abigail Beasley
Publicist: ………………………………………………………………Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence
Social Media Publicity: …………………………………………………Andrew J. McClelland
Wood Cut Artist: ……………………………………………………………...Andrew Szobody
Graphic Designers: ……………………..Ellen Alderink, Robert Alderink, Victoria Seaburg
Photographer: ……………………………………………………………………..Zach Becker