Voice of the Prairie by John Olive
During the early days of radio, a Nebraska farmer named David Quinn with a flare for telling stories is discovered by a radio entrepreneur and becomes “The Voice of the Prairie.” His stories of riding the rails with Frankie the blind girl, rescued from a cruel father, casts a spell over the radio audience. Through the radio broadcasts, Frankie reenters David’s life and their adventures begin again!
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
Silent Sky is the true story of 19th Century Astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who worked in the Harvard Observatory charting the stars. Henrietta struggles with her dedication to science, her ties to her religious family, a woman’s place in society and the possibility of love. For Henrietta’s sister, Margaret, the “glory of the skies” points to the creator. For Henrietta, it calls her religious upbringing into question. An audience talk-back follows each performance.
One Voice by Jeremiah Dew
The BJU Theatre department proudly present Jeremiah Dew in his one-person-show, One Voice. One Voice is a journey though the black American Experience, by virtue of seven powerful and influential voices. Jeremiah Dew portrays six of the characters, from the 19th Century to the present day, all stand-out figures in this country's history including: Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Barack Obama. The show, divided into seven chapters, covers a variety of genres including: poetry, essay, political activism, stand-up comedy, campaign speech, and more. Interspersed in the show are powerful video pieces including interviews with prominent African Americans in the upstate of South Carolina, sharing their stories. Throughout the program, the audience will experience the struggle and heartache as well as the breakthroughs and achievements of the black American voice.
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, considered one his "problem plays," explores the themes of justice and mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.
Seating for these events is General Admission!
One Voice is in Stratton Hall.