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2018-2019 Events

AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY THEATER DEPARTMENT

Augsburg Theater Presents

Ambiance Theatre Company’s

Waiting in Vain

by Malick Ceesay

Directed by Atlese Robinson

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, September 21 and 22

Sept 21st at 3:00 PM & 7:00PM

Sept 22nd at 3:00 PM

Waiting in Vain is a story about four young and Black teens who rob a gas station and hide out in an abandoned store blocks away. As they devise a plan to escape home unscathed, they are stricken with agonizing panic, detachment, and nightmares, as the media finds evidence pointing closer to their location preventing them from returning back into their esteemed lives.

 

Aerial Hammock Workshop Showing

Led by Beliza Torres Narváez

Foss Studio Theater, October 17 and 18

In this workshop students will learn the basics of aerial hammock or sling. They will also build strength and endurance staying close to the floor. At the end of the workshop each student will have learned the basic aerial movement series and a short choreography, which will be shared in a showcase with the Augsburg community. (Suitable for different levels of fitness, strength or flexibility and body types.)

 

green
an elegy to summer

In the near future a vibrant underground community of hackers, botanists and artists live off the grid. When a young inventor shows up looking for a place to hide from the government because she figured out how to circumvent water scarcity the entire community must decide if their desire to save lives is worth the risk of destroying their own…

By Carson Kreitzer

Directed by Taous Claire Khazem

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, November 15 – 24

 

Student Cabaret

Foss Studio Theater, December 5

Our annual student cabaret, organized, led, and performed entirely by Augsburg students.

 

QUAKE

by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Emma Gustafson

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, January 30 – February 2

It’s a big love Lucy is looking for. Her cross-country mission takes her through hilarious, but  equally traumatic relationships in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. Her quest becomes intertwined with that of a female serial killer. The two women find themselves on an exploration of the geography of the human heart.

 

The Sesquicentennial Musical

Directed by Malick Ceesay

Musical Direction by Sonja Thompson

Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, April 1- April 5

This devised Music-Theater piece tells the story of 150 years of Augsburg – a sacred, creative, shared journey.  Over the years, common threads have connected and inspired us – the immigrant experience, faith and values, aspirations and learning – and made us who and what we are.  Join us as we transcend the boundaries of time, space, language and culture, to create a magical, musical “sense of place” where we meet and recognize each other. Designed and created collaboratively, the piece is based on hundreds of stories and songs shared by alumni, current students staff and faculty, and features the work of alumni composer Aaron Gabriel, alumni theater artist Malick Ceesay, alumni visual artist Megan Johnson, members of the Augsburg Music-Theater Club, the Augsburg Choir and more, under the guidance of Asst. Prof. of Music, Sonja Thompson.