Buena Vista University Theatre Presents: "Woman Wonder"

The special production is written by seven BVU professors.

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STORM LAKE, IA (11/15/2017) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University (BVU) Theatre will present "Woman Wonder" Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus.

The authors of "Woman Wonder" include: Dr. Bethany Larson, professor of theatre; Jamii Claiborne, associate professor of digital media; Dr. Annamaria Formichella-Elsden, professor of English and dean of the School of Communication & Arts; Dr. Andrea Frantz, professor of digital media; Dr. Callé Friesen, assistant professor of education; Dr. Wind Goodfriend, professor of experimental psychology and assistant dean of graduate studies; and Miranda Pollock, assistant professor of graphic design.

"Woman Wonder" was presented by the authors as a reading in December 2016, but this will mark its premier as a fully staged production.

Tickets for the play can be reserved online at www.bvu.edu/tickets after Nov. 6 or by calling the BVU Theatre Hotline at 712-749-2211. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and non-BVU students. They may be picked up outside Anderson Auditorium on the night of the performance. The play is written for mature audiences.

"Woman Wonder" explores what it is to be a woman in today's world. Through stories ranging from the beautiful to the tragic, the play affirms the resiliency of women.

Larson directs the production; David Walker, assistant professor of theatre and director of theatre productions, designs lights and scenery; and Austin Dean, a junior animation major from Dubuque, is the animations designer.

The cast of BVU students includes:

• Hannah Barnes, a first year theatre and media performance major from Omaha, Neb.

• Kristen Charette, a sophomore political science major from Tipton

• Ciera Fergen, a junior arts management major from Spirit Lake

• Skylar Finch, a junior arts management and Spanish double major from Polk City

• Dernisha Hoover, a sophomore communication studies and theatre double major from Bellwood, Ill.

• Stacey Rosener, a first year communication studies major from Vail

• Christina Spillman, a first year theatre and media performance and digital media double major from Sarasota, Fla.

• London Van Horbeck, a sophomore physics major from Cedar Rapids

About Buena Vista University

Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit www.bvu.edu.