Theatre NDSU, the student performance company at North Dakota State University, announces the following line-up of four exciting and memorable productions for its 2019-2020 season. Tickets are available at ndsu.showare.com or by calling the NDSU Performing Arts Box Office at 701-231-7969. Contact the Box Office for reduced rates available with the Season Flexpass, providing four tickets for use in any combination to the shows.
Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
October 17-19 and 23-26 | 7:30pm | Walsh Studio Theatre
Young Alison grew up playing with her siblings in their family’s funeral home. Now, adult Alison relives her past in hopes of unlocking the truth about her father’s unexpected death. Fun Home, a Tony Award-winning musical, is a unique, intimate exploration of sexuality, identity, and family.
August Strindberg, Adapted by Caryl Churchill
December 5-7 and December 11-14 | 7:30 pm | Askanase Auditorium
A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be. In Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1901, characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image. As Strindberg himself wrote in his Preface, he wanted 'to imitate the disjointed yet seemingly logical shape of a dream. Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist.
Into the Woods | A musical collaboration with NDSU Challey School of Music
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
February 27-29 | 7:30 pm | Festival Concert Hall
March 1 | 2:00 pm
The Velveteen Rabbit | By Philip Grecian | From the book by Margery Williams
April 24 and May 1 | 7pm
April 25 and May 2 | 10am & 2pm
April 30 | 10am (student matinee)
The Velveteen Rabbit has one wish—to be real. But how? One night the toy fairy visits to give the Velveteen Rabbit her wish. The Velveteen Rabbit should be overjoyed, but she can’t. The boy who loves her is sick with scarlet fever and may die if she leaves with the toy fairy. What will she do? Margery Williams’ beloved tale is brought to life in this stage version for the whole family. Explore what it means to love and live without bounds.