Theatre Performances

Augustana students perform in the Edith Moretenson Center Theatre

The Augustana Theatre Company showcases student talent in a variety of theatrical productions each year — one of which is always a musical. Brand Name Improv (BNi) is a student-led improvisation company performing regularly on campus and in the community. Augustana College Theatrical Society (ACTS) is a student production company producing a three-show independent season in the Mary Harum Hart Actor's Studio.

The theatre in the Edith Mortenson Center theatre seats 286 people in a thrust stage configuration. The building’s newly renovated facilities also include the Mary Harum Hart Actor’s Studio, a black box rehearsal and performance space.

Theatre Company Main Stage Productions, 2014-15

  • Proof
    September 24, 25, 26, 27, at 7:30 p.m.
    September 28 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Once Upon a Mattress
    November 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    November 23 at  2:30 p.m.
  • A Doll's House
    February 25, 26, 26, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 1 at 2:30 p.m.
  • The Odd Couple
    April 29, 30, May 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m
    May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

ACTS logo

ACTS (Augustana College Theatrical Society)

ACTS is a student-led theatre organization devoted to the social and artistic aspects of theatre. The mission of the group is to:
  • Educate
  • Expose
  • Expand Opportunities

ACTS is committed to providing diverse theatrical opportunities to the students of Augustana College. In collaboration with the the Augustana Theatre faculty, ACTS is able to produce three productions a year in the Mary Harum Hart Acting Studio in the Edith Mortenson Center. These productions are selected, produced, directed, designed, managed, and performed by Augustana students. ACTS aims to expose the community to the raw, social and artistic elements of theatre by producing works that are seldom produced in a main stage environment. All of ACTS productions are free to the public. You can learn more about ACTS through their Facebook page or Twitter (@aboutACTS).

All of ACTS' productions are free to the public.

ACTS' 2014-2015 Season

  • October 9, 10, 11 Catalyst by Matthew Stoffel, a play looking at how a college newspaper handles the issue of sexual assault on a campus. Directed by Jenna Hyde. Recommended for mature audiences.
  • December 11, 12, 13 A One Act showcase featuring the Directing II class Yet-to-be-announced short plays featuring the unique visions of several student directors.
  • March 26, 27, 28 TBD Anybody is welcome to propose a show for ACTS! Those interested in suggesting a script should contact Jeff Larsen ( for details.

Attending Performances During the Academic Year

Attending a theatre performance at Augustana? Purchase tickets, or view the campus map to find a parking lot, the box office or get directions to campus.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors & non-Augustana College students. FREE tickets with valid Augustana or High School ID.