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2020-21 theatre season at Augustana

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, tickets will be available on a limited basis only.

Please check back for more information: email or call 309-794-7306 (or 800-798-8100, ext. 7306).

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus

Studio production, Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Doctor Faustus has mastered every scholarly subject, so what is left to explore? Magic? Necromancy? When offered everything she desires for 24 years and a demon at her command the temptation is too great to resist. Would you make a deal with the devil? 

By Christopher Marlowe, directed by SophiaRose Brown

Speaking in Tongues

Studio production, Jan. 14-17.  Virtual Presentation, February 19

Nine parallel lives, four interlocked infidelities, one missing person, and a mysterious stiletto are all woven together in this electrifying psychological thriller. Andrew Bovell masterfully interlocks his characters' fates as he explores the true nature of love, marriage, treachery, and betrayal.

By Andrew Bovell, directed by James Wheeler

Into the Woods

Mainstage production, Feb. 26-27

Into the Woods is a timeless, yet relevant darkly comical reimagining of beloved fairy tales.  When favorite storybook characters come together in an effort to break a curse, they begin to question if what they've always wished for is what they truly want.  Sondheim's lush Tony-winning score and Lapine's Tony-winning book remind us that even in the darkest of times, "no one is alone."

By James Lapine, directed by Shelley Cooper.  Vocal direction by Michelle Crouch; orchestral direction by Daniel Chetel

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Mainstage Production, March 4-7, Virtual Presentation

Christopher’s extraordinary brain processes math with ease, but leaves him ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. After he stumbles upon his neighbor’s dog lying dead, he is determined to discover who murdered Wellington. Christopher dares to step outside his comfort zone, embarking on a journey that upturns his world and allows a glimpse into what it's like to live on the spectrum. 

By Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens, directed by Jeff Coussens

Pirates of Penzance

Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavilion, April 8-11

Libreto by Sir William S. Gilbert.  Music by Arthur Sullivan

Grab your swimsuit and get ready for a wet, wild and wacky 60's inspired reimagining of The Pirates of Penzance.  This carefree musical farce has just the right amount of nostalgia and novelty to make you feel like you're on vacation.  Join us at the Anderson Pavilion for surf, suna nd a whole lotta fun!

Libreto by Sir William S. Gilbert.  Music by Arthur Sullivan, directed by Noah Hill

Dragons Love Tacos

April 13-17, Virtual Presentation

Whether you like your toppings spicy or mild, you'll love Dragons Love Tacos!  Based on the popular children's book, this colorful, dance filled romp is equal parts silly and sensational; all the ingredients you need to whip up a fantastic time for the whole family. 

Directed by Jackie McCall

One Flea Spare

Mainstage production, May 6-9

By Naomi Wallace, directed by Jennifer Popple

Quad Cities Playwrights Festival

May 15

Faculty mentor: Jeff Coussens

This showcase of 10-minute plays highlights new works by area playwrights high school age and up.


'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' March 4-7

Augustana College will present a recorded live performance of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" March 4-7.

For 'Faustus," the show does go on

This fall, theatre faculty and students at Augustana College faced the same difficulty as other theatres worldwide: How to present their work under the limitations of a pandemic?

James Lambrecht

How do you teach a jazz dance move via iPhone?

Teaching at a distance, instead of in the studio or rehearsal space, Augustana arts professors get creative.

Pirates of Penzance

Augustana will present a '60s reimagining of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera "The Pirates of Penzance" April 15-18.

(This performance originally was scheduled for April 10 but was not held due to inclement weather. Tickets purchased for April 10 will be honored.)

Pirates of Penzance

Augustana will present a '60s reimagining of the Gilbert and Sullivan light opera "The Pirates of Penzance" April 15-18.

All performances begin at 6 p.m.  A limited number of tickets is available to students and employees only.