You see before you twenty-two hard-working Theatre Arts students and staff. Safely nested among them are the four cast members of Traveler in the Dark: Corey Ruehling as Sam Carter, world-famous surgeon; Christy Stone as Glory, his wife; Aaron Clabough as Stephen, Sam’s son, and Jon Van Pelt as Everett, a fiery, evangelical preacher and also Sam’s father. So why does it take more than eighteen people to pull off a play with only four characters? Every single one of Calvary Theatre’s majors has an integral role in support of this production. From stage management to set construction to costumes to sound to lighting to makeup to box office to concessions, we couldn’t do without any of them!
Some of the greatest opportunities theatre brings to its students are in the areas of leadership, teamwork, and collaboration. They’re innovators, designers, managers, and creators who implement the idea that theatre is service, to the text, to their fellow actors, to their audience, and to their Audience of One. And they have a great time doing it! Come see them serve a larger story during one of four performances of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman’s Traveler in the Dark: October 12 at 11:00 a.m., October 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and October 15 at 2:00 p.m. The location is Liberty Chapel on Calvary’s campus, 15790 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City. Tickets are now on sale! https://www.calvary.edu/theatre-box-office/