2023-2024 Season

This season we are delighted to be welcoming back students, friends, family, and community members to our stages. The 2023-2024 season is sure to delight!

Season Overview

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Kaarin Johnston

Colman Theater

October 12, 13,14 at  7:30

October 14, 15 at 2:00

 A single woman eating lobster bisque in a café hears a man’s cell phone ringing; it just won’t stop.  She answers it, and so begins a web of lies that draw her into a bizarre adventure combining love, international crime, and life-after-death.


 Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Directed by Sean Dooley

Gorecki Theater

November 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18 at 7:30

November 12 at 2:00

A Queen is taken captive. Denied lover’s escape to the forest. The fairy King wages war against the fairy Queen and a group of average Joes make plans for the performance of the decade. By the end it all seems to work out. This popular and timeless story that explores the tension between the civilized and the wild is Shakespeare’s most wildly popular comedy.


Red by John Logan

Directed by Sean Dooley

Gorecki Theater

February 21, 22, 23 24 at 7:30

February 25 at 2:00

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. 



Directed by Kaarin Johnston

Colman Theater

April 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 at 7:30

April 14 at 2:00

Come along for the ride from Julliard to Taos, New Mexico in 1989. as a rowdy family travels in their car down two-lane highways in search of PARADISE!!! Along the way they have magical encounters at each stop in their journey to see their dying Great-Aunt Olivia.


Circus Extravaganza

Choreographed by David DeBlieck, CSB+SJU Students and Guest Visiting Artists

Colman Theater

May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30

May 4 at 2:00

 Delight your senses with dazzling aerial acrobatics, physical comedy, partner balancing, juggling and dance! Watch for free community workshops in April!


Ticket information will be posted with Fine Arts Programming. For questions on specific performances, please call the CSB and SJU Box Office at 320-363-5777.
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Amelia Cheever
Chair, Theater Department