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Theatre Performances

The Augustana Theatre Company showcases student talent in a variety of theatrical productions each year — one of which is always a musical. Brand Name Improv (BNi) is a student-led improvisation company performing regularly on campus and in the community. Augustana College Theatrical Society (ACTS) is a student production company producing a three-show independent season in the Mary Harum Hart Actor's Studio.

The theatre in the Edith Mortenson Center theatre seats 286 people in a thrust stage configuration. The building’s newly renovated facilities also include the Mary Harum Hart Actor’s Studio, a black box rehearsal and performance space.

 

Theatre Company Main Stage Productions, 2013-14

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    November 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    November 24 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Next to Normal
    February 26 – March 1 at  7:30 p.m.
    March 2 at  2:30 p.m.
  • Picnic
    April 30 - May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Past Productions from the current year

 

ACTS logoACTS (Augustana College Theatrical Society)

 
ACTS is a student-led theatre organization devoted to the social and artistic aspects of theatre. The mission of the group is to:
  • Educate
  • Expose
  • Expand Opportunities

ACTS is committed to providing diverse theatrical opportunities to the students of Augustana College. In collaboration with the the Augustana Theatre faculty, ACTS is able to produce three productions a year in the Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio in the Edith Mortenson Center. These productions are selected, produced, directed, designed, managed, and performed by Augustana students. ACTS aims to expose the community to the raw, social and artistic elements of theatre by producing works that are seldom produced in a main stage environment. All of ACTS productions are free to the public. You can learn more about ACTS through their Facebook page or Twitter (@aboutACTS).

The upcoming play on March 20-22 is Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig. Matthew Stoffel will direct and Cole Sivertson will stage manage.

The first 2013-2014 play was The Pillowman, a play by Martin McDonagh (writer-director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths). Performances were at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3-5 in the Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio in the Mortenson Center. The play was recommended for mature audiences.

 

Attending Performances During the Academic Year

Attending a theatre performance at Augustana? Purchase tickets, or view the campus map to find a parking lot, the box office or get directions to campus.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors & non-Augustana College students. FREE tickets with valid Augustana or High School ID.