Make peace with your body

bodyThe week of Feb. 25 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and there will be several events at Augsburg to get people thinking about how society’s notions of body image can open the door to unhealthy behaviors.

To kick off the week, two Augsburg alumni, Tessa Flynn and Tim McVean, will present “Wrapped in Plastic” on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the East Commons. This encore presentation from the Minnesota Fringe Festival makes an honest and surreal exploration of body image. The show follows Drea, a 17 year old who thinks everyone is looking at her when a Faustian “image consultant” tempts Drea with pop-culture gloss. A question and answer session will run after the show from 8:30 – 9 p.m. Continue reading “Make peace with your body”

Theatre Alumni Produce "Love and War"

lovenwarSeveral Augsburg theatre alumni have joined forces to create and stage the musical “Love and War,” now showing at Pioneer Place in St. Cloud.

Michael Kelley ’04 and Tim McVean ’05 and friend Josh Iley co-star, Sarah Nargang ’04 directs, and James Lekatz ’07 choreographs. The show also features a four-piece live band.

“Love and War” features a series of letters, poems, and music relating to soldiers and their loved ones at home. It incorporates video, precision sound, lighting techniques, and unique choreography and music, and takes place amidst nearly three tons of dirt. Continue reading “Theatre Alumni Produce "Love and War"”