Weekend Arts Preview: Shakespeare, Puppets, and Andrew Boysen Jr.

Posted on November 7th, 2018 by

If you’re looking for some indoor entertainment for this cold weekend, here is a rundown of what’s happening at Gustavus. Measure for Measure, a Shakespearean play (featuring puppets!), will be showing all weekend in Anderson Theatre. Saturday the Gustavus Chamber Winds, Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra will be performing their fall concert, featuring guest conductor and composer Andrew Boysen Jr. and guest conductor Lyndsay Boysen.

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
November 8-10 at 8 p.m. | November 11 at 2 p.m.
Anderson Theatre

Gustavus Adolphus College presents Measure for Measure, a Shakespeare piece that utilizes not only traditional actors, but also various sized puppets. The show follows the story of Isabella, who’s brother was put in prison and sentenced to death and she is told she has to sleep with Angelo, a power-hungry government official to let him out, which she refuses to do. The plot thickens from there, with various lies, tricks, and comedy. Tickets can be purchased by visiting gustavustickets.com or calling 507-933-7590.

Fall Bands Concert
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 10
Björling Recital Hall

The Gustavus Chamber Winds, Wind Symphony and Wind Orchestra present their fall concert. The performance will feature works by prominent composer Andrew Boysen Jr., who will guest conduct alongside his wife and fellow band director, Lyndsay Boysen. Faculty member Justin Knoepfel will also be performing a viola solo by James Syler titled “Love Among the Ruins for Viola, Winds, and Percussion.” This concert is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed.


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