Department of Theatre and Film Studies

Theatre Season

Our theatre season provides a venue for live theatre in the St. Cloud community, adding to the arts and fine arts in the region. The professor-staged productions showcase students’ work on the stage and behind the curtain.

Tickets can be purchased online or at Atwood Memorial Center’s information desk by calling (320) 308-4636. They are also available at the door. Prices are $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors and non-St. Cloud State students, and FREE with an St. Cloud State ID.

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Radiant Vermin

By Philip Ridley
Directed by Carol Cooley
Oct. 16-20, 2019
Arena Stage, Performing Arts Center

When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? A fast-paced, pitch-black comedy, "Radiant Vermin" is a provocative satire about homelessness, consumerism, gentrification and inequality.

Far Away

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Vladimir Rovinsky
Nov. 20-24, 2019
Center Stage, Performing Arts Center

Strangers disappear in a barn.  Mysterious orders are given for hat-making.  The animals form armies.  Weaving these absurd and disparate elements together, the renowned British playwright Caryl Churchill investigates our capacity to normalize horrible or confusing events. Can we recognize the warning signs in time to save us from destruction, or do we ignore them because they’re “far away”?

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
With Songs by Cole Porter
Directed by Jeffrey Bleam
March 26-28; April 2-5, 2020
Center Stage, Performing Arts Center

One of Shakespeare’s most troubling comedies, "Measure for Measure" offers an unsettlingly relevant parable about moral hypocrisy, sexual double standards, and the treatment of women in a male-dominated society. In this unique production, Shakespeare’s text will meet the music of Cole Porter in a mysterious nightclub somewhere between Mad Men and #MeToo.

Co-presented with the St. Cloud State Department of Music


Animal Tales

Animal Tales is an original performance based on student’s work in the Advanced Acting Technique class. Using masks and expressive movement, students explore animal characters in order to tell a wide variety of stories with themes taken from fairy tales, folklore, politics and social issues.

April 23-26, 2020
Arena Theatre, Performing Arts Center