Professional actor and playwright comes to TWU for performance open to the public

Langley, British Columbia—On Friday, September 28, actor and author Jeff Berryman, will take the stage at Trinity Western University with his touring production, Leaving Ruin. The production will play in Freedom Hall in the RNT building on TWU’s Langley campus. Tickets are $5 at the door and curtain time is 8 p.m.

Currently based in Seattle, Berryman wrote Leaving Ruin as a novel before it became a play. The novel, to be published next month, is about a Texas clergyman who finds himself at odds with his congregation and must decide what will happen next for all of them.

As Berryman tours Leaving Ruin across North America, the dramatic form of the work has struck a chord with North Americans, who increasingly find themselves in intractable situations with clergy. The work has been performed for numerous churches, clergy seminars, and church drama conferences.

Jeff Berryman spent years on the theatre faculty of Abilene Christian University before moving with his family to Seattle. Since then, he has performed as a professional actor and this year, will have his new dramatic works performed by various Seattle companies.

Berryman starred in Taproot Theatre of Seattle’s production of the play The Boys Door during the summer of 1998. In that production, he performed as the beleaguered social-work supervisor at a home for mentally challenged men.

Leaving Ruin at TWU will run for one night only. Berryman will host a discussion after the performance for those who wish to discuss the themes and events of the play.

Last Updated: 2012-08-21
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