The USD theater department will is bringing “The Story of Susanna” by Victoria Nalani Kneubul to the stage of the arena theater Oct. 24-27.
Chaya Gordon-Bland, associate theater professor, is directing the department’s second production of the season, sporting themes of gender expectations, violence against women and sexuality as a whole – “The Story of Susanna” tells the stories of women from all walks of life, she said.
Kylie Groves, in her third USD theater production, is playing the role of Susanna and said she’s looking forward to sharing it with the USD and Vermillion communities.
“The play is coming along beautifully and the process has been long but so worth it,” Groves said. “I feel amazing about the show and believe we are in a very good place in the rehearsal process.”
Groves said she at first struggled to
“This show is very emotionally heavy and gives a voice to those who live in fear and to be able to help give voice to these stories has been an amazing experience,” Groves said. “We all just can’t wait to get an audience to share this beautiful story.”
Alyssa Collete, part of the cast for “The Story of Susanna,” said she’s been in theater since she was little and has loved every part of it.
“The show is really starting to come together,” Collete said. “It’s been really fun to be a part of.”
“The Story of Susanna” will be in the arena theater Oct. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.