2022-2023 Season 

Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening at gustavustickets.com

pc Kathy Burnham

TRAGEDY: a tragedy 

By Will Eno
November 3 at 8:00 p.m. | November 4 at 8:00 p.m. | November 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | November 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Henry MacCarthy
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

It is night-time in the world. Everyone's afraid, like in real life. Real life on Earth, on television. Before it all, whatever it is, stands a dashing reporter, talking. Perfectly groomed, dressed in appropriate clothing, properly grave as the moment demands. He stands for us, somehow, standing there. His teeth are amazing. 

From Obie award winner Will Eno, a tragically hilarious play for the fake news era.


Theatre Gallery

December 9-11 (Times TBD)
Advised by Henry MacCarthy
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

Always innovative, unique, and eclectic, the Theatre Gallery features a series of short works led by student directors.

Shared Space: Tangled Relations

December 9-11 (Times TBD)
Directed by Elyse Doeden ’23 and Lillian Kline ‘22
Advised by Melissa C. Rolnick
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

Tangled Relations is an exploration of choreographic ideas. It includes how the performers imply the choreographer’s thoughts on stage and how the audience perceives these thoughts. As a student-led production, each choreographer is allowed to explore and develop their own vision.

Spring Awakening

Music by Duncan Sheik and Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
February 23 at 8:00 p.m. | February 24 at 8:00 p.m. | February 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Kimberly Braun | Choreographed by Jeffrey Peterson
Anderson Theatre

Tony Award winning (Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score) rock musical Spring Awakening explores coming of age and autonomy through love and friendship. A heart-wrenching tale of censorship and access to healthcare, Spring Awakening delights the senses with gorgeous music and dancing.

that single fleeting moment: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concertpc Photos by Lauren

April 13 at 8:00 p.m. | April 14 at 8:00 p.m. | April 15 at 8:00 p.m. | April 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Melissa C. Rolnick
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

Join us in reveling in the ephemeral nature of dance, existing solely in the body, revealing the essence of each moment in all its scintillating beauty and raw, courageous vulnerability. 

This year’s concert features the work of faculty Sarah Hauss, Giselle Mejia, Jill Patterson, Jeffrey Peterson, Melissa C. Rolnick, former faculty Michele Rusinko, and selected student work. Please join us as we celebrate Michele Rusinko’s leadership and legacy as director of dance at Gustavus for 34 years.

The Broken Jug 

A comedy in one act by Heinrich Von Kleist
May 11 at 8:00 p.m. | May 12 at 8:00 p.m. | May 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | May 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Henry MacCarthy
Anderson Theatre

Please join us as we close our 2022-23 season with Heinrich Von Kleist’s timeless comedy. In a small-town court, a corrupt magistrate is forced to preside over a trial characterized by continuous misunderstandings and squabbles. Don’t miss this courtroom comedy filled with wacky characters that will take you on a madcap rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns with surprising consequences.

Take a look at information from the 2021-2022 season.