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2020-21 theatre season at Augustana

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, tickets will be available on a limited basis only.

Please check back for more information: email or call 309-794-7306 (or 800-798-8100, ext. 7306).

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

Studio production, Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Doctor Faustus has mastered every scholarly subject, so what is left to explore? Magic? Necromancy? When offered everything she desires for 24 years and a demon at her command the temptation is too great to resist. Would you make a deal with the devil? 

By Christopher Marlowe, directed by SophiaRose Brown

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Mainstage production, Nov. 12-15

Christopher’s extraordinary brain processes math with ease, but leaves him ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. After he stumbles upon his neighbor’s dog lying dead, he is determined to discover who murdered Wellington. Christopher dares to step outside his comfort zone, embarking on a journey that upturns his world and allows a glimpse into what it's like to live on the spectrum. 

By Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Jeff Coussens

Speaking in Tongues

Studio production, Jan. 14-17

By Andrew Bovell, directed by James Wheeler

Into the Woods

Mainstage production, Feb. 25-28

By James Lapine, directed by Shelley Cooper.  Vocal direction by Michelle Crouch; orchestral direction by Daniel Chetel

Pirates of Penzance

Studio production, Mar. 11-14

By William Schwenk Gilbert, directed by Noah Hill

Children's Show

April 10-11

One Flea Spare

Mainstage production, May 6-9

By Naomi Wallace, directed by Jennifer Popple

Quad Cities Playwrights Festival

May 15

Faculty mentor: Jeff Coussens

This showcase of 10-minute plays highlights new works by area playwrights high school age and up.

James Lambrecht

How do you teach a jazz dance move via iPhone?

Teaching at a distance, instead of in the studio or rehearsal space, Augustana arts professors get creative.

Ellen Dixon

Theatre’s Ellen Dixon answers the call

Ellen Dixon, a superhero in the theatre arts department, leads initiative to make hundreds of masks for Augustana employees and students.

Jackie McCall ’98 directing Junie B. Jones

Face to face with Mississippi Bend Players

For new producing artistic director Jackie McCall ’98, the magic of live theatre is the artist-audience connection.