Celebrating a century of theater

Spring Awakening

Senior Christopher Kent and freshman Emmy Cuvelier portray title characters Melchior Gabor and Wendla Bergmann in the ISU Theatre production of Spring Awakening. Photo by Nancy Thompson.

ISU Theatre celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with six shows and a gala celebration. The season opens Oct. 3, when Spring Awakening takes the stage for a two-weekend run.

The Nov. 15 gala event will feature monologues, select scenes, singing and dancing during a two-hour showcase event at Fisher Theater (7:30 p.m.). Performances will include work by students, alumni, faculty and staff. The gala is free and open to the public.

Season tickets ($96 for adults, $91 for seniors and $65 for students) are available through Oct. 12. Contact ISU Theatre (email, 4-2624) for order forms if you did not receive one earlier this month via campus mail. Single performance tickets ($18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $11 for students, unless indicated) are on sale at the Iowa State Center ticket office, through Ticketmaster or at the door prior to each performance.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. With the exception of the final production, On the Verge, all shows run two weekends at the Fisher Theater.

A student-directed production, not yet selected, is scheduled for March 26-29. The time and location is to be determined. The show is not included in the season ticket package.

2014-15 ISU Theatre productions

Spring Awakening
Oct. 3-5, 10-12 (Fisher Theater)
A coming-of-age tragic comedy, set in 19th century Germany, for mature audiences.

Crimes of the Heart
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Nov. 7-9 (Fisher Theater)
A tragic comedy about a dysfunctional family in the deep South.

A Christmas Carol
Dec. 5-7, 12-14 (Fisher Theater)
Based on the Charles Dickens classic holiday tale.

Love and Honor: Iowa in the Civil War
Feb. 27-March 1, March 6-8 (Fisher Theater)
An original production by ISU Theatre chair Jane Cox, based on the experiences of Iowans who volunteered in the Union Army.

Les Misérables
April 10-12, 17-19 (Fisher Theater)
ISU Theatre and the music department will partner to stage this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical for their annual spring production. Ticket prices are $24 for adults and seniors, $16 for students.

On the Verge
April 30-May 3 (Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union)
A one-actor show that tells the story of three Victorian women and the characters they meet as they time-travel.