2013-2014 Season

Main Stage Productions

House of Bernarda Alba
By Federico García Lorca
Translated by Michael Kidd

Directed by Dario Tangelson

November 1,2,7,8,9 at 7 p.m.
November 3 and 10 at 3 p.m.

A highly physical take on Lorca’s last play, The House of Bernarda Alba depicts the life of an affluent family in 1930′s Spain. Forced by Bernarda, the tyrannical matriarch, into a eight-year mourning period after the death of her husband, the Alba sisters see all of their dreams and deepest desires smothered by their despotic mother’s rule. Forced to never leave the house and cut off from the outside world the asphyxiating atmosphere drives the sisters against each other  in an inevitable path to tragedy.

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
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A new translation of Sophocles’ Antigone

By Anne Carson
Directed by Martha Johnson

January 31 at 7 p.m.
February  1,6,7,8 at 7 p.m.
February 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
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In her highly innovative translations of ancient plays, acclaimed poet Anne Carson “combines contemporary language with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up [ancient tales] . . .to a modern audience. . .”  In Antigonick, Carson emphasizes the importance of time–and timing–in tragedy, by introducing a silent character, Nick, who is always on stage measuring things while the events of the play unfold. Antigone is “here given an entirely fresh language and presentation.”


Peer Gynt
By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Robert Bly
Dramaturgy and further adaptation by Sarah Myers

Directed by Darcey Engen and Luverne Seifert

April 10th through April 13th
Performance times to be announced soon!

Performed at The University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chaska Minnesota

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The Peer Gynt Project is a collaboration between the Theater Department at Augsburg College and the BA Theater Program in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota. This re-vision of Ibsen’s classic Peer Gynt is a site-specific performance at the University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota. This production is an exploration of this epic Norwegian play and how it reflects culture, history and mythology. Students from each department will work closely with the project leaders, Darcey Engen, Chair and Associate Professor of Theater at Augsburg College and Luverne Seifert, Instructor and Head of BA Theater Performance at the University of Minnesota to create a highly innovative, condensed, site-specific production that explores the universal themes in the play.

Classroom Recital Work

Scenes from American Drama
December 12 at 7 p.m.
April 24 at 7 p.m.

Playwriting Readings
April tbd

Directing Scenes
April 30 at 7

Skills Workshop Series

This year the department will again host a year-long series of workshops intended to develop theater-related skills. The workshops will explore movement, voice, dance, performance styles, writing, spoken word, and more. Workshops will be Tuesday nights through the academic year.