The Three Musketeers

January 25, 26 and February 1, 2 at 7:30pm

January 27 and February 3 at 1:30pm

By Ken Ludwig

This adaptation is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d’Artagnan, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d’Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d’Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – d’Artagnan’s servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother’s adventures. Soon after reaching Paris, d’Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and he joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to exact revenge on d’Artagnan – and Sabine – for their meddlesome behavior. Little does Milady know that the young girl she scorns, Sabine, will ultimately save the day.

Directed by Jeff Coussens 

Ticket Prices:

General Public: $15

Senior Citizen: $12

Student: $10

Augie Student: $0


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The Why

Febraury 8th and 9th at 6:00pm. 

A fast-paced tragicomedy; one part modern satire, one part honest investigation. The central story concerns Robert, an American teenager guilty of murdering three of his classmates in what has come to be referred to as a school shooting. Spliced among the dramatic exchanges between Robert and his assigned social worker, a parade of fantastical stereotypes storms in and out, creating a dichotomy between moments of hilarity and sorrow. Confronted by disturbingly accurate exaggerations of the tabloid-like modern media, the audience is made to laugh, and then question that laughter.

Produced by the Play Production Class, Directed by Jonathan Quigley. 


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The Vagina Monologues 

Febraury 8th and 9th at 8:30pm with a 1:00pm performance on the 9th. 

The Vagina Monologues is an international feminist movement where women from all walks of life ban together to perform a series of monologues that discuss issues such as women's rights and the feminine experience. 
It is an episodic monlogue based performance written by Eve Ensler and performed by femme-identifying and vagina bearing indiviuals of the Augustana community. 90% of the proceeds go to women in the Quad Cities who are survivors of sexual assault and abuse.


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Seussical the Musical Jr. 

Presented by The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities

Thank you for your interest in tickets for the Penguin Project. At this time, all performances have SOLD OUT. If there are any tickets that will be released in the future, we will announce a release time in advance. 

February 22 - 24 and March 1 - 3

Brunner Theatre Main Stage

The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities, Augustana's chapter of the national organization, gives children with special needs a chance to develop creative skills in the theatre arts.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!


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Boy

April 11,12 and 13 at 7:30pm

April 14 at 1:30pm

By Anna Ziegler

Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

Directed by Jaryd Whitmore

Ticket Prices:

General Public: $10

Senior Citizen: $7

Student: $5

Augie Student: $0


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Spring Oratorio Performance

April 14 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran Church

The Augustana Oratorio Society's spring performance will include Bach's "Jesu, meine Freude" by Augustana Choral Artists, and Fauré's "Requiem Op. 48" by the Augustana Oratorio Society and Augustana Choir

The Augustana Oratorio Society, previously renamed the Handel Oratorio Society, was formed in 1880 by Augustana theology Professor Olof Olsson. The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. 

The musicians of the Augustana Oratorio Society include Quad Cities community members, Augustana students, the Augustana Choir, the Augustana Symphony Orchestra and invited soloists. 

Tickets range from $10 - 20.

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

April 26, 27 and May 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.

April 28 and May 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, Music by Frank Loesser

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser, including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing coworkers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

Directed by Shelley Cooper

Ticket Prices:

General Public: $15

Senior Citizen: $12

Student: $10

Augie Student: $0


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Senior Send Off 2019


May 18, 2019 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gerber Center for Student Life

The Class of 2019 and their families are invited to enjoy one last evening on campus as students. Each student receives four complimentary passes to the event. Additional passes may be purchased for $12.00. Dinner is included and a cash bar from Bent River Brewery will be available for those who are 21.

Faculty and staff are also invited.


 

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President's Brunch


May 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A special brunch will be offered after the Baccalaureate Service for participants and guests who do not wish to leave the campus. Augustana students may use their meal plan. Advance purchase is encouraged.


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Biloxi Blues

June 14-16 and June 21-23

Building on the success of Brighton Beach Memoirs in 2017, MBP will present the second part of the classic Neil Simon trilogy. When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930's Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital 'L' along with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.

Directed by Cory Johnson


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Little Red Meets the Wolves

Presented by Camp Creamery

June 21 and 22

Little Red Meets the Wolves is a rollicking musical that reminds us what can happen when you jump to conclusions.  The play will be performed at the conclusion of the week-long children's theatre workshop.


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A Green River

July 5-7 and July 12-14

Erik White has returned home from his time in the Army to a world he struggles to recognize. He must face the challenges of everyday life bearing the weight of his haunted memories, while trying to protect his wife and family from the war he can't leave behind. A Green River is a breath taking drama that grabs the audience and doesn't let go. The play mixes naturalistic dialog with a non-linear structure that allows the audience to truly experience a troubled soldier's state of mind.


As Erik contemplates his fate on the banks of a green river, the realities of being a soldier, a husband, and an expectant father weigh heavily on his already troubled mind, and the young man's life begins to flash before his eyes - Erik's past and present colliding in a mixture of memory and dream as murky as the old river itself.


A Green River illustrates the importance of recognizing how PTSD is affecting a generation of young men and women who are volunteering to sacrifice their lives for the greater good. Although many of these men and women return from their deployment as physically whole they have behavioral health issues which stay with them for the rest of their lives. They struggle to regain “normalcy” in a society where mental health has not gained the equivalence and importance of physical health. It is my hope the audiences who attend A Green River will create a dialogue which will help all generations to understand the struggle these heroic men and women are facing as they deal with lifelong effects of PTSD and how it impacts their families and our entire community at large.

Directed by Philip Wm McKinley


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Dames at Sea

July 26 - 28 and August 2 - 4

A long-running hit Off Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the '30s. It's big-time New York, into which sweet little Ruby from faraway Hometown, U.S.A. has come to make it big on Broadway. Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, but hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. Who should Ruby chance to meet but another boy from Hometown, U.S.A.: Dick, a sailor, who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus, and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship, which just happens to be passing by. Selected as "Best Musical of the Year" by Time, Newsweek, and the Outer Critics Circle.

Directed and Choreographed by Shelley Cooper


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