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USP Spotlight: Doug DeWolf

Doug DeWolf is well known to audiences of Union Street Players. Doug has been active with USP for many years, as his credits will attest. He has been in shows like Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Much Ado About Nothing, The Fantasticks, and last summer’s production of Our Town. In addition, Doug is a current member of the USP board.

Doug grew up in Northwest Iowa and moved to the area to be a veterinarian in Newton. Had he flunked out of vet school, Doug’s "Plan B" was going to clown college. That wouldn’t surprise the many people in Pella who know Doug as "the juggler". Doug has a passion for juggling. He’s entertained many a cast party with his flaming sticks and has even put on workshops for people interested in the art.

Doug’s latest role is that of Homer Bolton in USP’s production of the comedy Morning’s at Seven. Homer is a shy, awkward man of 40 who’s still living at home. Homer’s been dating the same woman for 12 years, but he’s never brought her home and his family isn’t sure if she even exists. But, that’s about to change. When the curtain rises, Homer’s family is anxiously awaiting his arrival with Myrtle – and it will set about a series of events that will send the family into hilarious chaos.

"This show is about family," Doug says, "I think everyone can relate to the characters and the relationships they will see on stage. I’ve enjoyed trying to find the character behind the lines. There’s probably a little bit of Homer in me – I dated my wife for five years before we were married!"

Morning’s at Seven will be performed at the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center (712 Union St. – two blocks south of the Pella square and immediately west of the Pella Public Library). Performances will be:

Thu Feb 22 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fri Feb 23 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sat Feb 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
Sun Feb 25 @ 2:00 p.m. Matinee!

Tickets are $7.00 for reserved seats, $6.00 for balcony seats and $5.00 for children and students with an I.D. Click here for information about buying tickets.

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