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Willkommen and bienvenue to “Cabaret” at Augustana

Kobe West November 18, 2022

The Augustana theater department will be putting on a production of “Cabaret” from Nov. 17-20. It is a funny yet heart-wrenching tale that takes place in pre-WWII Germany. “Cabaret” premiered in...

Sophomore Emma Watts, First-Year Soryn Richter and Sophomore Allison McPeak rehearse for Tartuffe.

“Tartuffe” plans to steal the stage

Lexi Woodcock October 14, 2022

A comedic tale of a swindling squatter comes to the mainstage on Oct. 13-16. “Tartuffe” is a theatrical comedy written by the French playwright Molière. Directed by Professor Jeff Coussens, Augustana’s...

French “Revolutionists” fight for their equality

Payton Willis March 11, 2022

“The Revolutionists” play includes characters who are inspired by real heroic women during the French Revolution. During the show, the audience follows four women, Olympe De Gouge, Marie Antionette,...

From horror to hilarity: The 39 Steps promises laughs

From horror to hilarity: The 39 Steps promises laughs

Etta Brooks March 11, 2022

If you enjoy slapstick comedy performed by a talented cast with strong chemistry, come see "The 39 Steps" on the Mainstage. It is interactive, adventurous and creative. The show parodies prominent historical...

‘Night, Mother: A deeper look into mental health

Payton Willis March 3, 2022

“‘Night, Mother” is an original play written by Marsha Norman that deals with mental health and family relationships. The main characters are Jessie and her mother Thelma, two women at different...

Portrait of Noah Hill taken at the Brunner theater.

Noah Hill and his experience directing, acting and so much more

Krystina Slack February 25, 2022

Senior Noah Hill has been highly involved with the theater program over the past four years. Hill has been a part of many different productions and seen every side of producing a show. He knows what it...

Augie students performing a shadowcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 28.

Alpha Psi Omega beautifully horrifies in shadow cast

Zach Blair November 5, 2021

Last week, on the rainy Thursday night of Oct. 28, Augustana students were exposed to a shadow cast of the crazy, beautiful, insane, unfiltered “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Students were abuzz with...

Something wicked this way comes

Kayla Palliser November 5, 2021

Deception, murder and a few witty witches are coming soon to the main stage! “Macbeth” will run Nov. 11-14, and tickets are free to students, faculty and staff with an ID. Additionally, this is the...

Two students star in “Company” in Moline

Carly Davis October 14, 2021

“Company” will be at the The Black Box theater in Moline for its second weekend Oct. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. to finish a successful two-week run. The production features Quad City locals as well as two...

Five innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic

Five innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic

Phea Gonzalez March 7, 2021

As talk spreads about the COVID-19 vaccine, now is a good time to reflect on some recent innovations that have come about as a result of the pandemic. Widespread accessibility to online events With...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

Semester switch changes theater dept. schedule

Abigail Johnson October 24, 2019

Augustana’s switch from a trimester schedule to a semester schedule has led to a lot of mixed emotions throughout campus. One area of Augustana’s campus that has definitely been affected by the switch...

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