2015-2016 Season

Check out a preview of next year here!


Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening
at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.



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.

IAWA 20th


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.

Kinetic Tapestry


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.

Love's Labour's Lost


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.

Endgame by Samuel Beckett 


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.

Next Best Steps Poster

Tickets are available online two weeks prior to opening at gustavustickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.


Take a look at information from the 2014-2015 season.