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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...

Augustana play production asks Why

Augustana play production asks “Why”

William Sikich February 5, 2019

Americans often use entertainment as a means of coping with our atrocities. Of the myriad modern horrors we see in the daily news, school shootings are perhaps the most tragic and impactful. For this...

(left to right) are SophiaRose Brown (Annie), Melina Herman (Sabrina Daldry), Tristan Odenkirk (Dr. Givings), and Micaela Cushing (Catherine Givings). Photo courtesy from Kevin Carton.

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

January 28, 2018

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...

Review: Crimes of the Heart holds brilliant performances

Review: Crimes of the Heart holds brilliant performances

February 3, 2017

Augustana’s winter play Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley, successfully, and rather uniquely, shows the tender portrayal of three sisters who come together or the series of two days after having gone...

Haywire during their practices. Photo by Shemal Sarma.

Heywire Competes for Laughs

February 2, 2017

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...

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

January 25, 2017

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...

New Musical Theatre Professor Michael Carrera. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

Musical theatre professor follows theatrical path to Augie

December 9, 2016

Augustana’s new musical theatre professor, Michael Vincent Carrera, is a man of experience. He has worked in musical theatre, dramatic and comedic plays, television, and many other facets of acting....

Augustana Senior to Produce Elephant's Graveyard

October 22, 2016

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...

Othello offers drama in Brunner Theatre

Katherine Hogan October 15, 2016

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...

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