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The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Oct. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.


By Georg Buchner

Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

WOYZECK deals with the dehumanising effects of doctors and the military on a young man's life. It is often seen as 'working class' tragedy, though it can also be viewed as having another dimension, portraying the 'perennial tragedy of human jealousy'.  The play was admired both by the German naturalist Gerhart Hauptmann and, subsequently, by expressionist playwrights. It is loosely based on the true story of Johann Christian Woyzeck, a Leipzig wigmaker who later became a soldier. In 1821, Woyzeck, in a fit of jealousy, murdered Christiane Woost, a widow with whom he had been living. He was later publicly beheaded.

A Christmas Celebration

The 20th annual A Christmas Celebration tells the story of Jesus' birth through the combined artistry of dance, narration and music. With talented artistic expression from the Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company, this wonderful event has already become an annual favorite in Brookings.

The Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company is a collaborative of dancers, choral musicians, actors and technicians including SDSU faculty, alumni, students and individuals from the community and region. The proceeds from all their events, benefit local individuals or community organizations in need.

Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Doner Auditorium
Matinee: Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Festival of New Plays

Feb. 21–23 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Matinee: Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of new works by regional and national playwrights. This multi day festival will feature readings of full length plays and one act plays as well as readings of student works.

Spring Dance Concert

Dance minors from SDSU, along with dance students and instructors from the community, will present student and faculty choreography in concert. The collaboration of university and community talent represents efforts in building dance education efforts in the community, state and region.

Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Matinee: Mar. 17 at 2 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Apr. 11–13 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Matinee: Apr. 14 at 2 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.