Theatre at Aquinas College

Season Schedule & Tickets

 

Metamorphoses 
Based on the Myths of Ovid
Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Annelise Dickinson
October 6-9, 2022

Myths and folklore from Ancient Greece have new life breathed into them by director/playwright Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman takes these familiar tales of transformation - King Midas, Orpheus and Eurydice, Phaeton, Eros and Psyche - and uses water as the force that ties them all together. These ancient tales prove to be timeless meditations on our own humanity in the face of inevitable change.


The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa Fasthorse
Directed by Scott Harman
December 8-11, 2022

In this hilarious and biting satire by playwright Larissa Fasthorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation) explores a question you might not have thought to ask: Is it possible for four actors to put together a “culturally sensitive Thanksgiving Play?” Things get quickly and wildly out of control as they must come to terms with who the story of the “first Thanksgiving” is really for. 


9 to 5
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Directed by Caitlin Hart ‘04
February 23-26, 2023
In a corporate office in the late 1970s, a group of women struggle to balance the demands placed on them by their boss. Some are reasonable, some are unreasonable, and some are absolutely unacceptable. Before long, Judy, Violet, and Doralee join forces to find out how well their workplace - and their lives - can work without male interference. This hilarious and all-too-topical adaptation of the 1980 film is one not to miss! 


Ada and the Engine
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Scott Harman
April 20-23, 2023
Ada Lovelace is a brilliant, curious, and fiercely independent woman pulled in many directions. She’s told to grow into a good wife and mother. She is pulled to create music. She is passionate about mathematics. Through it all, she is haunted by the looming shadow of her late father, the Romantic poet Lord Byron. When she meets fellow mathematician Charles Babbage and learns that he plans to build a machine that can perform complex calculations, she sees its potential in a way no one else does. This machine could help us unlock the secrets of our universe, and even write music! In 1830, she wrote what many consider to be the first computer program - over a century before computers as we know them were developed. In every possible way, she saw beyond her time and her inspiring story can help us reach beyond our own.