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2009-2010 Anderson Theatre Season Announced

Building on its mission to work toward social justice through performance, the Department of Theatre/Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College announces the 2009-2010 Anderson Theatre season. The season opens with three one-act plays -- Far Away and Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill and Seven Palestinian Children by Deb Margolin and continues with New Horizons, a dance concert featuring works choreographed by students in the department. December brings a physical theatre project directed by Henry MacCarthy to the stage. The spring semester opens in February with the musical Urinetown with book and lyrics by Greg Kotis and music by Mark Hollman, followed by Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights in April and Time to Soar: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert, with faculty, guest and student choreographers in May.

Impresario from Smyrna Moves Into Final Weekend

Following an opening weekend which featured a sold-out opening night, The Impresario from Smyrna, Anderson Theatre's season finale, presents its final two performances May 8 and 9. The Impresario lived up to its billing as a laugh-out-loud comedy set in 18th Century Venice. From the script adapted by Director Henry MacCarthy, to the acting, the costumes, make-up and set, The Impresario from Smyrna is a "prima" extravaganza that delights the audience from the opening insult to the final twist of the knife.

The Impresario From Smyrna Closes Anderson Theatre Season with a Bang

Carlo Goldoni's comedy/farce, The Impresario From Smyrna, directed by Henry MacCarthy, will close the Anderson Theatre season with hilarious extravagance. Performances will be held in Anderson Theatre May 1-2 and May 8 at 8:00 p.m. and May 3 and 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Gustavus Dance Selected for Festival Dance Finale

The dance Shiny Things for the Mind, choreographed by Gustavus Visiting Instructor in Dance Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner and danced by nine Gustavus students, earned the finale spot in the recent American College Dance Festival Association's North Central Regional Festival Gala performance. The conference, held at the University of Minnesota, was attended by twenty-three colleges and universities from the Midwest to California. In all, over 400 dancers participated in the 34 dances which were adjudicated.

A Colorful Palette of Dance in Range of Motion, the Spring Dance Concert at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2009 Spring Dance Concert, Range of Motion. The Gustavus Dance Company will perform a diverse assortment of works by Gustavus Faculty members and Guest Artist Charlotte Adams, professor at the University of Iowa. Performances will be held in Anderson Theatre March 13-14 at 8 pm and March 15 at 2 pm.

Intimacy of Language and Power: Eugene Ionesco’s The Lesson to be Performed at Gustavus Adolphus College

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presents an intimate performance of Eugene Ionesco's comic drama The Lesson. Directed by Henry MacCarthy, performances will be held in Anderson Theatre November 20, 21, and 22 at 8:00 p.m. and November 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Anderson Theatre Season Concludes with Fefu & Her Friends

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College completes a successful 2007-08 season with Fefu & Her Friends, a look into the complexities of women's lives and relationships. Written by Maria Irene Fornes in 1977, this production of Fefu features a cast of eight diverse women brought together by director Amy Seham. Performances are May 8 - 10 at 8:00 p.m. and May 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Anderson Theatre.

Gustavus Presents Spring Dance Concert

The Gustavus Department of Theater and Dance presents the spring performance of the Gustavus Dance Company (GDC). This year's concert entitled Old/New, Fast/Slow, Movement/Stillness, combines a dynamic compilation of works choreographed and performed by Gustavus dance faculty and students as well as several prominent guest artists. Performances will be held in the Anderson Theater, April 11 and 12 at 8:00p.m. and April 13 at 2:00p.m.

Gustavus to Present A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will present Stephen Sondheim's hilarious musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum February 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, March 1 and 2. These performances in Anderson Theatre begin at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at 507-933-7590.

Gustavus Theatre Presents Festival of Student Work

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presents a Festival of Student Work November 15 - 18. A miniature fringe festival in its own right, this collaboration of more than sixty actors, dancers, designers, and technicians, operating on ten different production schedules, will fill Anderson Theatre and the Schaefer Fine Arts Center for four days of artistic celebration.