Hawkeye Community College Presents Student Production “We Are Called to Rise”

By: Public Relations & Marketing
Date Published: Monday, April 17, 2017

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will present We Are Called to Rise, a student musical and dramatic production, on Friday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo.

Based on the Laura McBride novel, the performance combines narratives from four distinct voices: an immigrant boy whose family is struggling to assimilate; a middle-aged housewife coping with an imploding marriage; a wounded soldier recovering from an injury he can’t remember; and a social worker working in the dark corners of Las Vegas.

Dramatic monologues performed by Hawkeye students Emily Levendusky of Cedar Falls and Jordan Hogan of Independence will be mixed with music selected from Les Misérables and acapella arrangements of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Cry Me a River, Seize the Day, and You Raise Me Up.

Music will be performed by members of the Hawkeye Chorus: Bridget Ahlrichs, Monticello; Alyssa Frost, La Porte City; Keiara Faiferlick, Dysart; Abigail Bailey and Brody Brinker, Hudson; Jeane Mackie, Nelson Sager II, Jack Beck Brunk, and Blake Kelley, Grundy Center; Jesse Royer, Reinbeck; Lincoln Weber, New Hampton; Ted Switzer, Conrad; and Darian Ernst, Ida Grove.

Tickets for the show are $5 at the door and free for Hawkeye students, faculty, and staff members. For more information about Hawkeye Arts and Culture programming, call Jennifer Bates at 319-296-2329, ext.1211.