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
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
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!
Directed by Elements of Directing class
7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9-Tuesday, Dec. 10
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
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
Advanced Directing students will present short works written and inspired by the classic American playwright Tennessee Williams.