2019-2020 Season 

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Into the Woods Gustavus_credit Annie Galloway
Into the Woods

Book by James Lapine, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Henry MacCarthy, Director
October 31, November 1-2 | 8:00 PM
November 3 | 2:00 PM
Anderson Theatre

Delving into the dark and whimsical lore of the Brothers Grimm, Stephen Sondheim taps into the shared world of fantasy that aims to connect us all. Sondheim weaves the fairy tales of our youth together into a single narrative on the quest for family, the perils of the past, and the importance of forging a path for ourselves, even in the thick of the woods. An exhilarating musical theatre experience. Limited seating. This production may not be appropriate for young children.

Lyric Confluence: The Choreographers’ Gallery

Melissa C. Rolnick, Director
November 22 | 8:30 PM
November 23 | 5:30 PM
November 24 | 4:00 PM
Kresge Dance Studio

Experience the eclectic range of emerging talent where individual student choreographers offer an evening of singular beauty in this year’s Choreographers’ Gallery.

Time to Get Real: Selections from the Classics of Modern Drama

Amy Seham, Director
November 22 | 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM
November 23 | 8:00 PM
November 24 | 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Black Box Theatre

Realism was a revolution. Artists such as Stanislavsky, Ibsen, and Duse broke all the rules of 19th century theatre when they strove to represent believable human beings dealing society’s social problems. Today, realism is the dominant style for theatre and film acting. Students in this workshop production rediscover the revolutionary in scenes, monologues, and short plays from classic European and American realism.

The Moving Company in Residence

February 20-23, 2020
Inaugural Performance in the New Laboratory Theatre

As Gustavus Adolphus College prepares to celebrate the opening of a new cutting-edge laboratory theatre, the Department of Theatre and Dance has partnered with Twin Cities-based theatre group The Moving Company to create a festive piece to inaugurate the state-of-the-art performance venue. Gustavus students will partner with The Moving Company’s Steven Epp ’80, Dominique Serrand, and Nathan Keepers to devise, produce, and present an original production. 

Partnering with Gravity: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert

Melissa C. Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, Directors
March 19-21, 2020 | 8:00 PM
March 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM
New Laboratory Theatre

This year's spring dance concert embraces, "Partnering with Gravity" a choreographic offering by Gustavus dance faculty Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson, and Michele Rusinko. Guest choreographers include Jeffrey Peterson, Dan Stark and selected student pieces. Faculty performers include Sarah Hauss and Melissa C. Rolnick.

Mother Courage and Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht and Tony Kushner
Amy Seham, Director
May 7-9, 2020 | 8:00 PM
May 10, 2020 | 2:00 PM
New Laboratory Theatre

Critics have called Mother Courage, “the greatest anti-war play of all time.” Entertaining and provocative, Brecht’s epic drama alternates comic dialogue, poignant moments, unexpected songs, and stark images to challenge audiences to look through the fog of war. Brecht wrote Mother Courage in 1939 as a response to the Nazi invasion of Poland. It is as relevant and compelling today as it was then.

Take a look at information from the 2018-2019 season.