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Mississippi Bend Players

A new Quad Cities-based theatre company will make its debut this summer, with Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center the site for 

The new Mississippi Bend Players will present three shows this summer at Augustana’s Brunner Theatre Center: “Zombie Prom” July 7-16, “Wait Until Dark” July 21-30, and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” Aug. 4-13.

The company is spearheaded by Broadway veteran and Augustana alumnus Philip Wm. McKinley ’73. He will direct the debut production “Zombie Prom,” a campy, rollicking romp through America’s “Atomic Age” and the golden age of the comic books.

Jeffrey L. Coussens, professor of theatre arts at Augustana, will direct the classic thriller “Wait Until Dark.” A blind housewife becomes the target of three vicious thieves in this Broadway hit.

Dr. Corinne Johnson, theatre professor at St. Ambrose University, will direct Neil Simon’s Tony-winning comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Set in 1940s Brooklyn, it celebrates the American family through the eyes of a 15-year-old.

2017 Senior Art Exhibition

This exhibition April 28-May 13 features the Senior Inquiry projects of the Augustana College studio art and graphic design majors of the Class of 2017.

The closing reception will run from 12:45-2 p.m. May 21.

Photos from "The Power of Fate"

Here is a photo gallery from the Augustana Symphony Orchestra's spring concert, "The Power of Fate." The program included Verdi's dramatic overture to the opera "La Forza del Destino," Tchaikovsky's romantic depiction of Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers in "Romeo and Juliet" overture, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. 

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