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Spinning surf and sun into ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

Augustana Theater’s most recent production premiered on April 8th as the first theater performance at the Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavillion. The show, “Pirates of Penzance” was directed by junior...

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...

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....

The cast of “Katrina—the ‘K’ Word” rehearse in Potter Theatre. The script is based on interviews with New Orleans residents impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Performances begin on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Augustana students, staff and faculty.
Photo courtesy of Cam Best.

Students take the stage for storm victims

February 5, 2015

For their Stage Direction class, Augustana Theater students have been staging a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Directed by juniors Luke and Michael Currie, both theatre arts and...

A dog named Scab, played by Debo Balogun, torments the Narrator, played by Aubrey Waddick, during the opening scenes of the play, “Aesop’s Fables.”
Credit: Lauren Mainz/Observer Staff

Augie Theater to perform kids' stories with a twist

December 10, 2014

Augustana Theater is putting a twist on classic children’s stories. For the first time, “Aesop’s (oh so slightly) Updated Fables” will be performed. Augustana has never performed a children’s...

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