November 5, 6 & 7 | 8:00 p.m. & November 8 | 2:00 p.m.
By Mary Zimmerman | Adapted from The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts
Henry MacCarthy, Director; Aaron Bogen ‘16, Original Music
Micah J Maatman, Scenic Design; Terena M. Wilkens, Lighting Design; Natalica ZumBerge ‘16, Costume Design
“What was it like when the world was so young?”
From MacArthur fellow and Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman comes this amazing theatre adaptation of the first epic journey in western civilization. A thrilling adventure ride set in the realm of the impossible and the imaginative: a world of beauty, mystery, and joy.
I Am We Are 20th Anniversary Celebration
November 21 | 8:00 p.m. & other times, which can be found here
Amy Seham, Director; Brian Evans ’07, Guest Artist
All audiences are invited to help us celebrate two decades of E Pluribus Gustavus, Building Bridges, and other IAWA productions that used personal experience, truth and humor to address racism, sexism, homophobia and other important issues for our campus. Check the Theatre/Dance website for a full schedule of workshops, panels, festivities, and a special performance, We Were, We Are . . . featuring scenes and monologues from company members past and present.
MOVEMENT: One language. Many voices.
The Choreographers’ Gallery
December 11-12 | 8:00 p.m. & December 13 | 2:00 p.m.
Melissa C. Rolnick, Director
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Kinetic Tapestry", our most talented student choreographers on the Anderson Stage, directed by Associate Professor Melissa C. Rolnick.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
February 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 8:00 p.m. & February 21 & 28 | 2:00 p.m.
A New Musical Based on the Play by William Shakespeare, Songs by Michael Friedman, Book Adapted by Alex Timbers
Henry MacCarthy, Director; Samuel Grace ’11, Music Director
Lydia Francis ‘11, Scenic Design; Terena M. Wilkens, Lighting Design; Elsa Larsen ‘17, Costume Design
“We’ll have it all, while we are young.”
In this contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, music and lyrics create a sexy and irreverent look at love, homecoming and hookups.
Endgame and Other Short Plays by Samuel Beckett
April 14, 15, & 16 | 8:00 p.m. & April 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Amy Seham, Director
Samuel Beckett’s unique voice captures life’s absurdities with rich language and dark humor. While Waiting for Godot may be his best-known play, Beckett himself believed Endgame to be his best work, and many critics agree. Other short Beckett plays including Not I and Come and Go, make up this intriguing evening of theatre.
Next Best Steps: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
May 13-14 | 8:00 p.m. & May 15 | 2:00 p.m.
Michele Rusinko and Melissa C. Rolnick, Directors
Closing out the season will be Next Best Steps: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert. A dance, just like a life, is created through a series of choices. In each moment, we assess the situation, gather necessary information and then make a choice as to our next move. Please join faculty choreographers Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson, Melissa Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, guest choreographer and 2010 alumnus Jordan Klitzke, codirector of La Gringa Danza, and select student choreographers as they premiere new dances featuring their next best steps.
Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.