Sunnysiders will perform at Dalesburg Baptist Church The Sunnysiders, a bluegrass-gospel singing family from Clarksville, IN, will present a concert at Dalesburg Baptist Church on Sunday evening, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.
Jay and Joan Ruff and their two teenagers, Sarah, 16, and Andy, 14, make up the group. Their performances are based on old-time gospel singing, with an occasional song of sentimental flavor that projects their simple, down-home lifestyle.
Each family member has mastered at least one of several stringed instruments. Andy has excelled with the Dobro, having recently placed in the top four in National Dobro competition. Joan has done some song-writing of her own as well.
There is no admission charge for the concert, but a free-will offering will be received for the Ruffs. A coffee fellowship time will follow the concert. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Dalesburg Baptist Church (30503 466th Ave., rural Beresford) is located 12 miles north of Vermillion on University Road, then one mile east on 306th Street, and then one mile north on 466th Ave.
USD Theatre will host the Dakota Theatre Company's production of Brilliant Traces, Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Farber Hall Theater on the USD campus. Written by Cindy Lou Johnson, Brilliant Traces is an absurdist allegory that explores the nature of modern relationships.
The action is set in a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska. As a blizzard rages outside, Henry Harry, a lonely figure, has his solitary existence threatened and enlivened when Rosannah DeLuce, a distraught young woman who has fled her impending marriage in Arizona, bursts into the cabin in full bridal regalia. As the two strong-willed people battle, a story dealing with common issues of love and family unfolds.
Brilliant Traces was originally produced off Broadway by New York's prestigious Circle Repertory Company with Joan Cusack and Kevin Anderson starring. The Dakota Theatre Company, an outreach of The Black Hills Playhouse, features the work of Mary Gen Fjelstad and USD alum Kato Buss. Buss, who is originally from Yankton, appeared in many USD productions including the title role in Hamlet and leading roles in The Swan, Orphans and The Glass Menagerie. Both actors appear regularly at The Black Hills Playhouse, and they both have logged time in theatre and film on the east and west coasts.
General admission tickets are $5 for the general public and $2 for USD students with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of performance and at the USD Theatre box office in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at (605) 677-5400.