News & Events at Concordia

Students perform "The Call of the Wild" for local school and public

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Students from Concordia University, Nebraska will perform a play adaptation of Jack London’s book “The Call of the Wild” for the Seward Middle School at 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 11. The public is invited to attend the two other showings of the play at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Seward Memorial Library and at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium at Concordia.

Concordia students Stephanie Wilde and Ben Leeper adapted this play from the book to showcase a young dog’s life in the wild and touch on the themes of greed, abuse and hope in the book.

“I am excited to see this done as a play adaptation of the book I remember reading when I was young,” Wilde said.

A brief time for discussion will follow each performance.

The production is part of The Big Read project in Seward, a series of reading events focused on London’s book. The Big Read is funded by a $4,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts awarded to the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival, Friends of Seward Library, Seward Memorial Library and Chapters Books & Gifts.

The cast of “The Call of the Wild” includes:

  • Cameron Christiansen, sophomore, Palmer, Ark.
  • Collin Christiansen, senior, Palmer, Alaska
  • Bethany Williams, senior, Aurora, Colo.
  • Ben Leeper, junior, Falcon, Colo.
  • Allison Caudle, sophomore, Greeley, Colo.
  • Conner Lloyd, senior, Parker, Colo.
  • Libby Klein, sophomore, Northfield, Minn.
  • Stephanie Wilde, senior, Parkers Prairie, Minn.
  • Chris Genszler, freshman, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Marol Feickert, sophomore, Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • Amber Hopp, sophomore, Elkhorn, Neb.
  • Caleb Haack, junior, Omaha, Neb.
  • Tyler Raabe, freshman, Omaha, Neb.
  • Clyde Ericson, sophomore, Osceola, Neb.
  • Ian Hendrickson, freshman, Seward, Neb.
  • Melonie Kotschwar, junior, Seward, Neb.
  • Taylor Rankel, freshman, Spring, Texas