April 15: The Book of Job

Event Details


Date: April 14, 2014

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Chapel of Reconciliation, Augustana Campus

Ticket Info: $10 for adults | $5 for seniors | Free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID | www.augietickets.com

The Book of Job: A Man, A Simple Man…

Job: the richest and most powerful man ever to live.

Job: the father who loses everything, including his beloved children.

Job: the brother to everyone for whom the world no longer makes sense.

Though popular imagination only knows about the “patience of Job,” the Job of the Bible is not at all patient, nor does he submit quietly to the catastrophes that haunt him and hunt him.

Job: the faithful man who demands a hearing in the presence of God.

In this premiere performance, the Augustana Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim sings the music of Dr. John Pennington, Augustana professor and composer. Dr. Russell Svenningsen, tenor, will sing the role of Job. They are joined by members of the "Provoking the Gospel Storytelling Project," under the direction of Dr. Richard W. Swanson. Together they explore the oldest and most insistent questions asked by human beings. Together they perform the "Book of Job," which is the story of a man – a simple man.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the Chapel of Reconciliation on the campus of Augustana College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), and free for students K-12 and those with an Augustana ID. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.

CAST of “Book of Job”

  • Job: Russell Svenningsen, faculty
  • God: Matt Stoffel, senior, Sherburn Minn.
  • The Satan: Katelynn Kenney, senior, Box Elder, S.D.
  • Mrs. Job: Jayna Fitzsimmons, faculty
  • Eliphaz: Ian Curtis, sophomore, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Bildad: Tavis Clark, junior, Box Elder, S.D.
  • Zophar: Jeff Larsen, sophomore, Sioux Falls
  • Children:
    • Jordan Dobrowski, senior, Burnsville, Minn.
    • Jade Hovet, senior, Bemidji, Minn.
    • Emily Kern, junior, Groton, S.D.
    • Zack Truelson, senior, Sioux Falls
    • Robert Wendland, '10, Sioux Falls
    • Eli Yackel-Juleen, freshman, Windom, Minn.
  • Stage Manager: Jacob Miller, senior, Harrisburg, S.D.