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“In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)” starts conversation through use of comedy

This past Friday, January 26th, was the opening night for “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play”, a comedy that the Augustana theatre program has been working on for the past several months. According to Dr. Jennifer Popple, director of the play, “In the Next Room” takes place in…

Heywire Competes for Laughs

Heywire, Augustana’s original improv group, attended the Illinois Collegiate Improv Regional competition in Chicago on Saturday, January 28th. Attending were six of Heywire’s members, who hope to broaden their improv abilities for a wider audience. Heywire performs regularly in the Blackbox Theatre at Augustana, offering students a break from the…

Augustana senior to hold auditions for passion project, Elephant’s Graveyard

Senior Debo Balogun will be holding auditions in the first week of March for his passion project, Elephant’s Graveyard. Balogun has been preparing for the show throughout the year with a team of Augustana students. “We’re looking for people who are good at telling stories in engaging ways,” said Balogun.…

Augustana Senior to Produce Elephant's Graveyard

Augustana senior and theatre major Debo Balogun hopes to leave his mark in the Quad Cities before graduating this year by producing an independent production of George Brant’s play Elephant’s Graveyard. The play follows the true story of America’s only recorded elephant lynching in 1916. When a circus parades through…

Othello offers drama in Brunner Theatre

Starting this Friday, October 14th, Augustana College’s Theatre Arts Department will present Othello, a Shakespearian tragedy. To the cast this is extremely exciting because “Othello is the first main-stage show of the season, and the first main-stage show to premiere in the brand new Brunner Theatre Center,” says Katie Kleve,…

Heywire brings laughs to campus

Heywire, Augustana’s improvisational comedy group, is finding more ways to get involved on campus this school year, including having practices open to the entire school. “If you don’t know what improv comedy is, it is acting that is made up on the spot, generally based on audience suggestions,” said Ethan…

The Green Play has lessons for all audiences

Augustana’s theater department is at it again with another upcoming performance that’s sure to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The play is called “Just a Dream: The Green Play,” based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, author of Jumanji and The Polar Express. The show is to be…

New Theater Space

Amongst the many renovations to Augustana’s campus, one of the most drastic is the brand new theater space. Brunner Theater recently opened, replacing Potter Theater completely. Besides being in a new building, Brunner is a much larger space, able to accommodate both a larger audience, and more set pieces. The…