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Past theatre productions

The Augustana Department of Theatre Arts stages three major productions each year, including a musical in conjunction with Opera @ Augustana, in a season that explores a certain topic or theme.

Each main stage plays runs for six performances over two weeks. Theatre majors also produce an annual Festival of Short Plays. Performances span a wide range of genres and historical periods.

2013-2014

The Marriage of Figaro

Pierre Beaumarchais

Directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple

Oct. 18-20 and 25-27

A Green River

Aaron Randolph III

Directed by Philip Wm. McKinley '73

December 11-15

Something's Afoot

James McDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlach addt'l music- Ed Linderman

Directed by Jeffrey Coussens

May 2-4 and 9-11

2012-2013: “Balancing Acts”

The Arsonists
Max Frisch, translated by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Jeff Coussens
Oct. 12-14 and 19-21

 

The Bock Eye
Euripides, adapted by Tommy Smith
Directed by Saffron Henke
Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-3

 

subUrbia
Eric Bogosian
Directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple
April 26-28 and May 3-5

2011-2012: “Action and Consequences”

Real Girls Can’t Win
Merri Biechler
Directed by Dr. Scott Irelan
Oct. 14-15 and 21-23

 

How I Learned to Drive
Paula Vogel
Directed by Jennifer Popple
Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5

 

Bat Boy: The Musical
Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 27-29 and May 4-6

2010-2011: “Reflections”

Wrestling with Angels and Demons
Scott Irelan, Siara Cooper, David Etheridge, Macy Marie Hernandez, Jeremy Hoffman, Vicki Owoo-Battlet, Rachel Stearns
Directed by Dr. Scott Irelan
Oct. 15-17 and 22-23

 

Metamorphoses
Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Saffron Henke
Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-5

 

Our Town
Thorton Wilder
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 29-30 , may 1 & May 6-8

2009-2010: “Dreamscapes”

The Big Funk
John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Dr. Scott Irelan
Oct. 16-18 and 23-25

 

The Secret Garden
Music by Lucy Simon
Book and lyrics by Marsha Norman
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7

 

The Seagull
Anton Chekov; an American version by Dakin Matthews
Directed by Mark Hurty
April 30-May 2 and May 7-9

2008-2009 “All the World’s a Stage”

Blood Wedding
Federico García Lorca
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 17-19 and 24-26

 

The Learned Ladies
Molière
Directed by Donna McNider Hare
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 and Feb. 6-8

 

Omniscience
Tim Carlson
Directed by Scott Irelan
May 1-3 and 8-10

2007-2008 “A Season of Romance”

The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4

 

The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Mark Hurty
Feb. 8-10 and 14-16

 

Romance Language
Peter Parnell
Directed by Mike Heather
May 2-4 and 9-11

2006-2007: “Issues of Our Times”

Nickel & Dimed
Joan Holden
Directed by Cori Veverka
Oct. 27-29,  Nov. 3-5

 

Dead Man Walking
Tim Robbins
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Feb. 2-4 and 9-11

 

Stuff Happens
David Hare
Directed by Dr. Scott Magelssen
April 27-29 and May 4-6

2005-2006: “The Masks of Comedy”

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde
Directed by Scott Magelssen
Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 4-6

 

The Miser
Moliere
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Feb. 3-5 and 10-12

 

The Real Inspector Hound /Black Comedy
Tom Stoppard/ Peter Shaffer
Directed by Cori Veverka/Mark Hurty
April 28-30 and May 5-7

2004-2005: “Stages for the Ages”

Children of Eden
Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Mark Hurty
Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 3-7

 

Storm and Stress
Freidrich Maximilian Klinger
Directed by Scott Magelssen
Feb. 4-6, 9-11 and 13

 

The Laramie Project
Moises Kaufman
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 29, 30 and May 1, 4-8

2003-2004: “Contexts and Connections”

Rashomon
Fay and Michael Kanin
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 24-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1
 

An American Daughter
Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Mark Hurty
Feb. 6-8 and 12-14

 

Quilters
Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 30 and May 1, 6-8

2002-2003: “The American Experience”

George Washington Slept Here
Moss Hart and George Kaufman
Directed by Rachel Lindhart
Oct. 25-27, 31 and Nov. 1-2

 

Allison’s House
Susan Glaspell
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Feb. 7-6 and 13-15

 

Picnic
William Inge
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
May 2-4 and 8-10

2001-2002: “A Woman’s Place”

My Name Is Alice
Jean Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 26-28, Nov. 1-3

 

A Doll’s House
Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Mark Cosdon
Feb. 1-3 and 7-9

 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Christopher Hampton
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 26-28 and May 2-4


2000-2001: “Satirizing the Sacred”

The Visit
Friederich Durenmatt
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 27-29,  Nov. 2-4

 

The Marriage of Better and Bob
Christopher Durang
Directed by Mark Cosdon
Feb. 2-4 and 8-10

 

The Sisterhood
Moliere
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 27-29 and May 3-5

1999-2000: “Mysterious Times”

Seven Keys to Baldpate
George M. Cohan
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 29-31 and Nov. 4-6

 

Private Eyes
Steven Dietz
Directed by Mark Cosdon
Feb. 4-6 and 10-12

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Rupert Holmes
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
May 5-7 and 11-13

1998-1999: “Mask & Identity”

Charley’s Aunt
Brandon Thomas
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 23-25, 30, 31, Nov. 1

 

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Debbie Alley
Feb. 5-7 and 11-13

 

The Comedy of Errors
Williams Shakespeare
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 30 and May 1-2, 6-8


1997-1998: “The Past in the Present”

Sunday in the Park with George
Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 24-26, 30, 31 and Nov. 1

 

On the Verge: The Geography of Yearning
Eric Overmyer
Directed by Steven Vincent
Feb. 6-14

 

Arcadia
Tom Stoppard
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
May 1-3 and 7-9

1996-1997: “Heroic Acts”

Kingdom Come
Amlin Gray
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 25-27, and 31 and Nov. 1 and 2

 

The Curious Savage
John Patrick
Directed by Steven Vincent
Feb. 7-9 and 13-15

 

Cyrano De Bergerac
Edmond Rostand
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
May 2-4 and 8-10

1995-1996

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Nov. 2-4 and 9-11

 

Assassins
John Weidman
Directed by Timothy Troy
Feb. 2-4 and 8-10

 

Ghosts
Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 26-28 and May 2-4

1994-1995

The Passion of the Dracula
Robert Hall and David Richmond
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 3-5

 

Game of Love and Chance
Marivaux
Directed by Timothy Troy
Feb. 3-5 and 9-11

 

The Trojan Women
Jean Paul Sartre
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
April 20-22 and 27-29

1993-1994

Equus
Peter Shaffer
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 1, 4-6

       

1992-1993

Blithe Spirit
Noel Coward
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1, 5-7

 

The Diviners
Jim Leonard
Directed by Jeffrey Coussens
Feb. 5-7 and 11-13

 

Othello
William Shakespeare
Directed by Debbie Alley
April 30 and May 1-2, 6-8