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Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance announces 2018-19 season

March 21, 2018

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WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce their 2018-19 production schedule. From comedy to tragedy, to modern and contemporary, to a traditional musical and classical ballet, this season has selections from the past and present for all to enjoy.

“Proof” by David Auburn
Sept. 26-30, 2018, Performance Center Studio Theatre, Winona
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, “Proof” is the smart, funny, and compassionate story of 25-year-old Catherine on the weekend of her birthday, following the death of her mathematician father. The plans of her estranged sister and a burgeoning romance lead to a mysterious notebook with the most difficult problem of all: Has she inherited her father’s genius or madness? Directed by Jimmy Bickerstaff, M.F.A., Ph.D.

“A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro
Oct. 17-20, 2018, New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, London
“A Piece of My Heart” is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: three nurses, a Red Cross worker, an Army Intelligence officer, and a country singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn jungle and ends as each leaves a personal token at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Directed by Gary Diomandes, Ph.D.

“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
Nov. 1-4, 2018, Performance Center Page Theatre, Winona
Shakespeare’s classic tale of two star-crossed lovers whose feuding families are united over their tragic deaths. Directed by Walter Elder, M.F.A.

Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2018, Page Theatre, Winona
The holiday classic and family favorite includes performers of all ages in association with the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Directed by Tammy Schmidt, M.F.A.

“The Lady from the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen
Feb. 13-17, 2019, Performance Center Studio Theatre, Winona
Landlocked beyond the walls of her fjord home where her husband offers love, security, and family, the mysterious Ellida is persistently drawn to the sea where a powerful past love returns promising the ecstasy of the unknown. Where will she find her true freedom? Directed by Jimmy Bickerstaff, M.F.A., Ph.D.

“She Loves Me” by Joe Masteroff (book); Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (music, lyrics)
March 21-24, 2019, Performance Center Page Theatre, Winona
Set in a European perfumery, shop clerks Amalia and Georg respond to a lonely hearts newspaper advertisement without the other knowing. They now live for the love letters they exchange, while wondering who their admirers could be. Directed by Judy Myers, M.F.A.

Dance Repertory Company Concert
April 11-13, 2019, Performance Center Page Theatre, Winona
A new program of choreography and dance performed by our talented faculty and students. Directed by Tammy Schmidt, M.F.A.

Questions can be directed to:

Judy Myers, M.F.A., professor, co-chair (musical theatre),
Jimmy Bickerstaff, M.F.A., Ph.D., associate professor, co-chair (history/theory),
Gary Diomandes, Ph.D., professor emeritus, London program director,
Walter Elder, M.F.A., assistant professor, (acting/directing),
Niffer Pflager, M.F.A., assistant professor (design/technology),
Tammy Schmidt, M.F.A., assistant professor, director of dance,
Anastasia Goodwin, M.F.A. (costume design),
Suzanne Deranek, director of admission,