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The Game’s Afoot
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU-Mankato
When: February 16-18 and February 23-26
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 507-389-6661 or at the box office.
The Game’s Afoot plot synopsis: It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself to track down the killer.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Where: Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: February 17-19
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.
Sweeney Todd plot synopsis: Join us, as we reimagine Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical outside of the Anderson Theatre blending humor with horror for a dark and delicious evening of theatre and “meat” pies.

Between Heaven and Earth: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Where: Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: March 17-19
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.
Between Heaven and Earth plot synopsis: Choreographer Crystal Pite wrote “Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation.  It is an extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life.  Dancers sculpt space in real time, working inside a form that is constantly in a state of vanishing.”   Please join Gustavus faculty Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson, Melissa Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, along with select student choreographers and guest choreographers Kemal Nance, Anthony Roberts and Katy Becker ’02, as we capture and present these fleeting moments when body and breath become dance.

And Baby Makes Seven
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU-Mankato
When: March 29-April 1
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 507-389-6661 or at the box office.
And Baby Makes Seven plot synopsis: Anna, Ruth and Peter await the arrival of their newborn child. But first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children. The boundaries in the family dynamics between illusion and reality, power and subjection, and friendship and love are so porous, the play redefines “family.”

Aida
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU-Mankato
When: April 6-9 and April 13-15
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 507-389-6661 or at the box office.
Aida plot synopsis: A musical epic of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people.

The Library
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU-Mankato
When: April 19-22
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 507-389-6661 or at the box office.
The Library plot synopsis: After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. This bold and chilling play asks us to examine the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.

Tell It To The Wind: Folktales of the World
Where: Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center Theater, Bethany Lutheran College
When: April 21-22 and April 28-29
Tickets: Tickets are available online, by calling 507-344-7374 or at the box office.
Little by Little plot synopsis: Stories can help to teach and learn, to delight and devastate, and to build up and tear down. They are the most ancient yet still common forms of communication in every culture, and every culture has something to say about what it means to be a human being. Folk tales usually don’t have a single identifiable author and are never truly finished. These stories are reformed and rebuilt by storytellers and they will continue to evolve into the future so that little by little, these little stories have come to mean a lot.

King Lear
Where: Anderson Theatre, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: May 6-7 and May 12-13
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.
King Lear plot synopsis: On the wings of soaring Elizabethan poetry, Shakespeare confronts utterly contemporary questions of identity. We witness dramatic struggles between power and madness, parents and children, honesty and betrayal. At its core, the play explores our eternal battle with that unrelenting adversary – time.  Professor Emeritus Robert Gardner will join our talented Gustie actors in the title role of what many critics call Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece.