Dakota Reader performance to include SDSU talent

Margie Creen

Margie Creen

Five acts will be featured in the Dakota Reader Performance on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theater at the Fishback Performing Arts Center.

The Dakota Reader Performance will be an “evening of poetry, prose, and audio theater,” said Brian Price, the producer and director of the show. He has put on the show since the spring of 2001.

There will be three musical acts, a poetry reading and a reader’s theater.

“What I like about it is it’s more of a variety show set-up,” Price says.

This year’s poet will be Al Bender, a retired science professor. He “has a lot of energy,” Price says.

Jenna Hardy, a sophomore singer/songwriter at SDSU, and Louis Whitehead, a journalism graduate student, will be performing one of the musical acts. The two have been performing together since the spring.

The Brookings Jazz Quintet – Rick Crowley, Dennis Bielfeldt, Steve Morgan, Jim Speirs, and Bobby Grip – will also perform.

SDSU’s Dakota Men’s Ensemble will round out the musical acts.

“I think that it’s going to be a great show and a worthwhile opportunity for a diverse group of performers to go out and put on a show,” Whitehead says.

Tickets cost $5 for students, seniors and children; and $7 for adults.