By Christine Evans
Directed by Amy Seham
October 31, November 1-2 at 8 p.m. | November 3 at 2 p.m.
An intriguing mash-up of Greek tragedy with contemporary stories of women and war, this award-winning new play thrusts its 21st century heroine into a prisoner-of-war camp alongside such classic characters as Hecuba and Cassandra. Through an imaginative time warp that references the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the Trojan War, playwright Christine Evans sheds new light on a never-ending cycle of violence and victimization. She explores the human cost of war with warm compassion, vivid poetry, and intelligent humor – creating a gripping theatre experience.
Pure Movement Plus: The Choreographers' Gallery*
Directed by Melissa Rolnick
November 21-23 at 8 p.m. | November 24 at 2 p.m.
Always innovative, unique and eclectic, the Choreographers’ Gallery features selected work by some of our most gifted student choreographers. Don’t miss the chance to be the first to see the work of these emerging student artists.
Physical Theatre Project*
Directed by Henry MacCarthy
December 13-14 at 8 p.m. | December 15 at 2 p.m.
Devised by the members of the ensemble, the Physical Theatre Project will explore the expressive possibilities of the body in the construction of commonplace narratives for an exhilarating theatre experience.
Books and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Amy Seham
February 21-22, 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. | February 23 and March 2 at 2 p.m.
The American tribal love-rock musical is in the house! First produced in 1968, this iconoclastic anti-war musical is now a classic bursting with unforgettable songs. Since the ‘60’s, the Fifth Dimension crooned Aquarius, Three Dog Night rocked Easy to be Hard, and the Muppets did their own thing with Good Morning Starshine! Now, Gustavus students will bring their own idealism and energy to the stage in this fresh production. You’ll groove to the music, but you will also see that this show continues to have a lot to say about love, war, money, racism, and many other issues all too relevant today. Join us at the Be-In!
Grace: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert*
Directed by Melissa Rolnick and Michele Rusinko
May 2-3 at 8 p.m. | May 4 at 2 p.m.
*Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.