October 12-14 & 19-21, 2012
by Max Frisch, Translated by Alistair Beaton
Fires are becoming something of a problem in town. But Gottlieb Biedermann has it all under control. he’s a respected member of the community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely nothing can get to him. The great philanthropist is happy to meet his civic duty by giving shelter to two new guests but when they start filling his attic with petrol drums, will he help them light the fuse? Alistair Beaton’s new translation of Max Frisch’s darkly comic parable brings a new resonance to this modern classic.
January 25-27 & February 1-3, 2013
by Euripides, Adaptation by Tommy Smith
Dionysus, the god of wine, prophecy, religious ecstasy, and fertility, returns to his birthplace in Thebes in order to clear his mother’s name and to punish the insolent city state for refusing to allow people to worship him. Through this simple story Euripides explores a multitude of topics including madness, religious conflict, violence, feminism, transformation, revenge, and forgiveness. Augustana Theatre has commissioned playwright Tommy Smith to write the adaptation we will use in this production.
April 26-28 & May 3-5, 2013
by Eric Bogosian
The parking lot of a convenience store in the fictional town of Burnfield, New jersey is the setting of Eric Bogosian’s dark comedy chronicling the lives of a group of twenty-something slackers who have little to do but hang out, get high and make trouble for the owner of the store. When their semi-famous friend from high school returns, his homecoming ignites new tensions within the group that lead to an inevitably tragic conclusion.
Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30
Sundays at 1:30
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