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Women Playing Hamlet

Auditions: Jan. 8 & 9 @ 4pm, Black Box Theatre

"Women Playing Hamlet" by William Missouri Downs, directed by Bert Juhrend.

In Shakespeare’s day, men played the women’s roles, but this all-female comedy will take revenge. Jessica is an aspiring actress from Minnesota, whose unexpectedly cast as the lead role in “Hamlet” in a New York production. This sends her into an existential tailspin and it doesn’t help that she faces an uphill battle through a maze of self-important humanities professors, Freudian psychiatrists, an insulting acting teacher and a Minnesota mother. Or, that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young for the role. How can Jessica figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself?

Open to ALL BHSU students! Contact Bert.Juhrend@BHSU.edu for more information or if you cannot attend but are still interested.

By Michael Weller
Oct. 6-7-8 at 7:30
Woodburn Black Box Theatre

The Pillowman
By Martin McDonagh
Apr. 14-15-16 at 7:30
Woodburn Black Box Theatre

Sudden Impact
Mar. 27
Pangburn Theatre

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them
By Christopher Durang
Apr. 9-10-11 at 7:30
Woodburn Theatre

One Act Play Festival
Apr. 27-28-29-30 at 7:30
May 1 at 7:30
May 2 All Day
Pangburn Theatre

Dog Sees God
Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
By Bert V. Royal
Feb. 19-20-21 at 7:30
Pangburn Theatre

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
By Tom Mula
Dec. 4-5-6 at 7:30
Pangburn Theatre

The Haunted House
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6 to 9 PM
Woodburn Theatre

The Breakfast Club
Oct. 23 and 24 at 7:30
Pangburn Theatre

by Jean Anouilh Adapted by Lewis Galantiere taken from the original play by Sophocles
Oct. 9-10-11
Pangburn Theatre

by David Auburn
April 24 & 25
Lab Theatre Pangburn

Wrong Window!
by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
April 10, 11, 12
Woodburn Theatre

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Music Book and Lyrics by Clarke Gesner
February 20, 21, 22, and 23
Lab Theatre Pangburn

The Ghost's Bargain and The Haunted Man
By Jessica Juhrend
December 5, 6 and 7, 2013
At 7:30 p.m.
Woodburn Theatre

By Darin Pederson
Q (Squared)
By Elysia Pederson
Take Five
By Westley Pederson
November 7 and 8
At 7:30 p.m.
Lab Theatre Pangburn

By Theresa
Directed by Dr. Pamela Wegner
October 10-12 at 7:30 pm in Woodburn auditorium

The Plaza Suite
By Neil Simon
Directed by Elysia Pederson
April 18-19-20 at Woodburn Theatre

I Hate Hamlet
By Paul Rudnick
Directed by Max Downs
April 4-5-6 at The Lab Theatre - Pangburn Hall

How I Learned to Drive
By Paula Vogel
Feb 21-22-23 and March 1 at The Dahl in Rapid City

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
By John Longenbaugh
November 29, 30 and December 1

Swimming in the Shallows
By Adam Bock
October 11-13 and November 8 & 9

Exit the King
By Eugene Ionesco
February 23-25

Waiting for Godot
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Theo Schmidt
March 14 & 16

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
By Edward Albee
Directed by Jacob J. Roman
March 15 &17

The House of Blue Leaves
By John Guare
April 19-21

True Magic
By Evan Guilford-Blake
December 1-4

Almost, Maine
By John Cariani
October 13-15

The Bible: The Complete Word of the God (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke
November 3-5

Noises Off
By Michael Frayn

[Title of Show]
By Hunter Bell

By Molière
October 14-16

The Outsiders
April 29-30

No Exit
By Jean-Paul Sartre
April 15-17

A Small Wooden Horse
By Ev Miller
April 15-17

Natures Condition
March 3 and 4

Miracle on 34th Street
December 3-5

By Jessica Juhrend
October 15-17

October - Godspell - Black Box Musical

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by Bert Juhrend
Choreographed by Kyle Graves
Musical Instruction by Jonathan Nero
Pit Direction by David Berberick

Godspell is a musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew set in modern-day. Using song and dance, Jesus and his eclectic followers of diverse personalities spread Christ's message of love and tolerance as the time moves ever closer to His betrayal at the hands of Judas and, ultimately, His crucifixion. We will be using the wonderfully beautiful and clever 2011 Broadway revival version.

[PG-13, contains crucifixion scene, might be hard to follow for younger audience members]

October 5-7 @ 7:30 p.m. & October 8 @ 2:30 p.m.
Woodburn Black Box Theatre

November - The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon - Black Box Comedy

Written by Don Zolidis
Directed by Julie VanDriel

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon is a "wild, fast-paced extravaganza" of all the 209 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Two narrators attempt to combine them all into one gigantic fable using the famous fairy tale characters like Rumpelstiltskin and Cinderella while using others from more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother. We will be using the equally funny one-act version of the script by Don Zolidis.

[Family friendly, has death scenes and some darker themes]

November 7th & 8th @ 7:30 p.m.
Woodburn Black Box Theatre

November - The Jungle Book - Mainstage Dance Theatre

Written / Directed / Choreographed by Kyle Graves

This production of The Jungle Book will be truly unique from every production done before. It will not have singing that moves the plot along (unlike the Disney musical), and it will not have dancing telling the entire story (unlike any dance company's piece or a recital). With this original dance theatre adaptation of the Jungle Book collection, the dancing (of various styles including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and even hip-hop) will tell the deepest emotional parts of the story that sometimes words cannot accurately describe. The remainder of the play will be acting with dialogue like a musical would . Examples of possible dances include Mowgli playing with his wolf pack family, his first meeting with the troublesome python Kaa, Mowgli discovering the village people, and of course Mowgli celebrating the beauty of the jungle with his great bear pal Baloo.

[Family friendly (PG), some loud sounds and music might be scary to young kids, contains fighting and death scenes]

November 16-18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Woodburn Mainstage Theatre


Admission Prices
General admission $10. Seniors and children $8. BHSU faculty and staff $5. All BHSU students FREE!
Purchase tickets at the box office before the show, or by calling 605.642.6268, or email Bert.Juhrend@bhsu.edu.

For more information, email Bert.Juhrend@bhsu.edu.

Located in Woodburn Hall. Download a campus map.



$10 General Admission / Adults
$8 Seniors (55+) and Children (17 and under)
$5 Faculty and Staff
Free to BHSU Students


Women Playing Hamlet - Feb. 21-23
Director: Bert Juhrend
TBA - April TBA
Director: Kyla Christensen
The Trial of God - April 18-20
Director: Simon Fiske


Godspell - Oct. 5-8
Director: Bert Juhrend
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon - Nov. 9-11
Director: Julie VanDriel
The Jungle Book - Nov. 16-19
Director: Kyle Graves

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