2014-15 Performance Schedule


MysteryofEdwinDrood_webBook, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes

E.M. Pearson Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, October 23, 24, 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 p.m.

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors attempts to tell the story of the upstanding young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears, presumably murdered. But who did it? Was it his drug-addicted, romantic rival
John Jasper? The infamous Princess Puffer? Reverend Mr. Crisparkle? Helena or Neville Landless, immigrants from Ceylon? Someone else? In the end, the audience gets to decide! Winner of the 1986 Tony Award for Best Musical, the show’s most recent Broadway revival was produced in 2012 to coincide with the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth.



WaituntilDark2by Frederick Knott
Directed by Paige Joosten

Westlund Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, November 13, 14, 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2 p.m.

Frederick Knott’s thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Three hardened criminals present
an elaborate and dangerous con scheme in order the get it back. In a desperate battle of wits, Susy attempts to turn her sightlessness into an advantage in order to find the truth and protect herself and her family. This masterfully constructed thriller plays on themes of darkness and light as it moves from one moment of suspense to another, building toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. A Broadway hit, it is probably best remembered by the highly-regarded 1967 film version featuring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. 



Conceived and written by Guest Artist Jon Ferguson and Mark Rosenwinkel

E.M Pearson Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, February 19, 20, 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2 p.m.

An original theatre piece, this world premiere is inspired by the Henry VI plays of William Shakespeare, and the video game Skyrim. More than simply a recreation of a bygone world, however, the stage will be turned into a modern arena of company warfare, where business suits mingle with epic sword battles and dramas of intrigue. An idealistic but reluctant hero becomes an unwitting pawn of the powers competing for corporate dominance. Personal ambition and pride compete for the public’s loyalty, which is proven as fickle and uncontrollable as ever. In the end, the hero must decide whether to remain faithful to his ideals, or compromise for his own survival in a world that seems outside of everyone’s control.

Guest Artist Jon Ferguson, founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Forever, is a critically acclaimed director and theater- maker, specializing in collaboratively created new work and radical adaptations of classics. His work has been seen at The Southern Theater, the Guthrie Theater, Open Eye Figure Theatre, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The New York Clown Theater Festival.



Westlund Theatre
Thursday – Saturday, March 19, 20, 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2 p.m.

This weekend will feature a workshop production of one or more modern plays, rehearsed and performed in a “staged reading” format. It will be a chance for our advanced acting students to “show their chops” in challenging and dynamic roles, using new work from the contemporary theatre.



E.M. Pearson Theatre
Thursday- Saturday, April 23, 24, 25 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2 p.m.

Our third annual dance concert, again featuring choreography by Professor Jan Puffer, director of the Dance Program, as well as student works, in a wide variety of styles. Come join us for this wonderful spring event!


Other Performances:



Frauenshuh Ampitheatre
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10 p.m.

Scenes, music and poetry from Shakespeare’s works, performed by starshine and firelight in Concordia’s outdoor amphitheatre.


E.M. Pearson Theatre
Monday, December 15, 2014, 5 p.m.

Scenes from acting classes, dance recitals and other theatre projects.



E.M. Pearson Theatre
Monday, May 4, 2015, 5 p.m.

Scenes from acting classes, dance recitals and other theatre projects.