Current Season

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sean Byrd
Evening Performances: October 10-13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinee: October 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
ASL Interpreted: October 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Premanand Fine Arts Theatre

In a mythical forest of wonders, love and magic is in the air - Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. And Lysander... is so confused. A band of misfits, with their crazy antics and bad play-making, keeps us laughing at every step. A fantastic world of fairies, divided by the feuding of their powerful Queen and King, comes vividly to life right before our eyes.  Throw in the charms of the 'Puckish' fairy and renowned trouble-maker, Robin Goodfellow, and it becomes quickly apparent that the "course of true love never did run smooth"... but it sure does make for a great night of crazy fun!

pride and prejudice

by Kate Hamill
Directed by Amanda White
Evening Performances: December 5-December 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinee: December 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
ASL Interpreted: December 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Premanand Fine Arts Theatre 

Elizabeth Bennet is secure, intelligent, and independent. She also can't seem to convince her status-hungry mother that she doesn't need to desperately search for a suitable husband. Elizabeth knows that "it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"--but does she want to give up her status as a single woman in possession of her freedom? Why do her sisters and friends spend so much time thinking about romance? And why can't she seem to escape the arrogant, stoic, remotely interesting, annoyingly handsome, and utterly refined Mr. Darcy? One of the great love stories in western literature, Kate Hamill's adaptation of Pride & Prejudice offers a fresh take on the classic that is bubbly, joyful, and hilarious.

[title of show]

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Anne Byrd
Evening Performances: February 28-March 2 & March 6-8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinees: March 2 & 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. 
ASL Interpreted: March 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre

With a deadline merely three weeks away, Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, decide to write an original musical for a new musical theatre festival.  Jeff suggests they write about what to write about and, thus, their musical about writing a musical begins. [title of show]-taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the [title of show]-follows Hunter, Jeff, and their friends on a journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends, and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to musical theatre and to the joy of collaboration.

The Normandale Play Project

Written and Directed by Wonderlust Productions
Evening Performances: May 1-4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday Matinee: May 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. 
ASL Interpreted: May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Premanand Fine Arts Theatre

Normandale Theatre is opening its doors to the campus community and, in collaboration with Minneapolis-based Wonderlust Productions, creating a unique theatrical experience based on the stories of the people at Normandale. No matter where an individual fits in the fabric of the college, the goal is to bring these voices together and create an epic new play that dramatizes the campus community's conflicts, opportunities, challenges, and triumphs. Wonderlust embraces as its mission, "to forge new ways of seeing our common experiences by creating new plays that transform the past into a better future." We will build that future, as we examine our shared history, together.

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