Two productions — this weekend only

sopranoThe Theatre Arts Department presents two shows back-to-back over the weekend of Nov. 16.

The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco
, is a “strikingly original, zany, savage satire of English language and society.” In it, two married couples, a maid, and a fire chief view — through funhouse mirror lenses — this epic slapstick joke we call life. The production is directed by Augsburg senior Cole Walsh.

The Bald Soprano will perform at 7 p.m. on the Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Foss Studio Theater.

Force/Matter is a work-in-progress, co‑created by Shawn McConneloug and Kira Obolensky with the support of The Playwrights’ Center’s New Plays on Campus Program. The program puts the best new plays in America into the hands of college and university theaters and connects today’s students and faculty with living playwrights and the professional playwriting world. Continue reading “Two productions — this weekend only”

Potter Builds a Bridge to the Community

potter1While walking through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood one day, Robert Tom, professor of sculpture and ceramics, detected an invisible wall between Augsburg and the rest of the community. When expressing his concern to another professor, he was asked, “Well, what are you going to do about it?”

After much thought, Tom came up with a solution. He applied for and received a grant from Forecast Public Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board, and thus the Augsburg College-Cedar Riverside Pottery Cooperative was born. Continue reading “Potter Builds a Bridge to the Community”