Current Season

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Spring Dance Concert

2015–16 Season Theme: Dreaming the World Forward

Dreams—from sleeping visions, phantasms, to future reveries— have the power to fire up the human spirit and draw us forward into the new. Dreams respond to lived circumstances:  they track the world as it once was, the material world we live in now, and the world that might be. There is a rich global history of movers and shakers— scientists, politicians, activists, scholars, artists—who dared to dream ways of living that reinvented the known. "Possibilitarians," they dreamed new worlds forward.

Spring 2016 Performance Season


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Friday, April 29, 7:30PM 
Saturday, April 30, 2:00PM and 7:30PM

The Macalester Spring Dance Concert features original choreography by students and guest choreographer, Brian Evans. Evans is an independent actor, choreographer, and principle dancer for Stuart Pimsler Dance Theatre. He is a 2015 McKnight Dancer Fellow and a new addition to the Macalester dance faculty. 


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Based on the play(s) by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Beth Cleary
Thursday-Friday, April 14-15, 7:30PM
Saturday, April 16, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

The text for this project is a synthesis of Williams' favorite version of the play, "the readers' version" and the Acting Edition which roared into general use after the Broadway opening in 1945. Our production fulfills Williams' vision of the play to include projections and Brechtian super titles, and retrieves elements of the original musical score and Williams' lyrical stage directions. At the core of Williams' play is the violence of poverty, displacement and sexism, and how they wreak havoc on the self-determination of gentile souls. Come see this newly Macalester'd classic!


A devised play by Nora Spellane and the Ensemble 
Directed by Nora Spellane '16
Wednesday-Thursday, March 9-10, 7:30PM

What makes someone a hero? What happens when myth meets real life? O'n'E is a new work based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Using music, movement, and media we will follow our heroes to the Underworld, the "strange mine of souls," where they must make the ultimate decision: What defines us when death is on the line?

The Clean House

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A Play by Sarah Ruhl 
Directed by Stephen Yoakam '75
Thursday-Friday, February 25-26, 7:30PM
Saturday, February 27, 2:00PM and 7:30PM

Come join us for an evening of heart-warming whimsy in the wonderful world of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl! Ms. Ruhl's 2005 Pulitzer nominated play takes us on a journey where a clean house can sooth or anger, apples can delight or puzzle, and the search for the funniest joke in the world has the potential to both heal and kill. Our five member Macalester student ensemble will search for the answers!  

Fall 2015 Performance Season


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December 4 at 7:30 pm
December 5 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm

As You Like It 

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A play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Barbra Berlovitz
November 6, 7 at 7:30 pm
November 8 at 2:00 pm
November 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 pm  



October 1-10, 2015

A play by Carson Kreitzer 
Directed by Harry Waters Junior
Adapted for Macalester Students in collaboration with
The Playwrights' Center's New Plays on Campus