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 $10 General Admission, $7 Seniors and non-St. Cloud State students, and FREE with an St. Cloud State ID (except for Putnam County Spelling Bee - please see below).

Purchase Tickets

'Flying Solo'

Oct. 18 - 22, 2017
Arena Stage, Performing Arts Center

Solo performers try their wings in these original solo works. Developed in the TH 465: Solo Performance Workshop, the solo performances take different trajectories, covering a wide array of issues and experiences.

'In the Next Room' (or the vibrator play)

by Sarah Ruhl
Nov. 15 – 19, 2017
Center Stage, Performing Arts Center

"In the Next Room", or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl may be set in the 19th century but it deals with contemporary issues about marriage and intimacy. Sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant, the sexually dissatisfied women in the play seek fulfillment using the latest technology—electricity. Does technology solve all human problems in the modern world? [Warning: The content of this play is not appropriate for children.]

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Mar. 16-18, 22-25, 29-31, 2018
Pioneer Place on Fifth; 22 5th Ave S., St. Cloud

A group of misfit tweens vies to become this year's county spelling champ in this goofy but heartwarming musical. Along with the Department of Music, we are excited to be co-presenting this production with Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre. This show will feature a mix of student and community performers and is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

All performances will take place at Pioneer Place on Fifth in downtown St. Cloud. For this production, tickets are $28 general and $24 students/seniors and can be ordered through the theatre's website at St. Cloud State students and faculty/staff can receive free tickets by presenting a valid ID at the box office on the day of the performance.

'The Good Doctor'

By Neil Simon

April 18-22, 2018
Arena Stage, Performing Arts Center

For "The Good Doctor", Neil Simon, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, created a hilarious mashup of short stories by Anton Chekhov. Imagine that New Yorker cartoons and articles from The Onion had a child and you will get "The Good Doctor." Heroes of this play are fools and eccentrics who constantly find themselves in absurd and grotesque situations. In the trademark Chekhov style, infamous Russian blues lurks behind the hilarity.