'Real As Air' to Open Augustana Theatre Season

Event Details


Date: September 21 - September 30, 2018

Times: Sept 21-22, 28-29 at 7:30 p.m.; Sept 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Edith Mortenson Theatre

Ticket Info: $15 for adults | $10 for seniors (65+) | Free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augustana ID

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The Augustana Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of a new play, Real As Air.

When ALS reduces life, it concentrates it.
When death limits life, it focuses it.
 All this is real, real as air.

Real as Air, a new play by Dr. Richard W. Swanson, began life as letters that the playwrite’s sister, Kathy, and he wrote back and forth during the two years she lived with ALS. They reflected on life, mortality, hope, and beauty.

SDPB's In the Moment

Listen to an interview Richard Swanson did with SDPB's "In The Moment" hosted by Lori Walsh prior to the play.

There will be a TalkBack after each performance, featuring people in medical fields, in ALS support roles, in theatre or in other fields, depending upon the night.

Real As Air will be performed on the same weekend as the /National Walk to Defeat ALS. For more information about how you can participate in this important challenge, please check out information about the Sioux Falls Walk, then join us!