There are four mainstage productions – including a musical – drawing from genres such as classical and contemporary dramas, new works, issue-orientated plays and comedies. Additionally, our Lab Theatre is home to senior thesis projects and course showcases. Students will experience a wide variety of styles, genres and themes in their time at Concordia. 

Our 2019-20 Mainstage Season Includes:  

“Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley

Directed by Christian Boy
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10-Friday, Oct. 11
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 13 
Lab Theatre

The three Magrath sisters have gathered in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future.

“Young Frankenstein” by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan

Directed by Donna Kaz
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14-Saturday, Nov. 16
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Nov. 23 
Mainstage Theatre

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor, and leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. "Young Frankenstein" is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment!

Directing Scenes

Directed by Elements of Directing class
7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9-Tuesday, Dec. 10
Lab Theatre

A selection of scenes directed by the Elements of Directing class

“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare

Directed by David Wintersteen
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20-Saturday, Feb. 22
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 
Mainstage Theatre

A little push from his wife brings Macbeth to absolute power. Keeping the throne will cost them everything.

“Southern Gothic: An Evening with Tennessee Williams”

Directed by Advanced Directing class
8 p.m. Thursday, April 16-Saturday, April 18
2 p.m. Sunday, April 19 
Mainstage Theatre

Advanced Directing students will present short works written and inspired by the classic American playwright Tennessee Williams.