Hours and location
Ticket Office hours during the academic year are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday when school is in session. The office is in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island.
Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to ticketed performances. The ticket window will remain open for 30 minutes after the start of each performance.
Many events offer senior citizen discounts for patrons age 60 and over, as well as student discounts for full-time students of any age.
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Call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need further assistance.
An Evening with Sarah Ruhl March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of selections from Sarah Ruhl's plays coupled with a question and answer session moderated by Dr. Jennifer Popple. Following the performances, audience members are invited to a dessert reception. Admission is free, but tickets are limited and advance registration is encouraged.
Boy: April 11 - 14
Heidi Honkamp Myhre Black Box Theatre
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
Dance Company: Spring into Motion April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
For over 30 years, the Augustana Dance Company has delighted audiences with beautiful and captivating movements on stage. Their spring performance will feature pieces choreographed by members of the Company and will showcase a variety of genres including lyrical, jazz, hip hop, and others.
Spring Oratorio Performance: April 14
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady Street Davenport, IA
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.
Note that this performance is off campus.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: April 26 - 28 and May 3 - 5
Brunner Main Stage Theatre
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
Senior Send Off 2019: May 18 at 6:00 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.
President's Brunch: May 19, 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.
Little Red Meets the Wolves: June 21 and 22
Presented by Camp Creamery
Brunner Main Stage Theatre
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.
The Mississippi Bend Players present their 2019 Summer Theatre Series: The Military Through the Years
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
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
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
Please note: All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
We are sorry, but we cannot refund tickets due to inclement weather. If the weather prevents you from attending a performance, we will be happy to try to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same event if seats are still available. Call the ticket office for more information.