Theater

Past Productions

Catch a glimpse of some of the plays we’ve staged, get a taste of the variety of styles we encourage, and find out what’s happening next in the Theater Department.
2021-22

A Silly Menaechmi by Plautus
Directed by Kaarin S Johnson
September 24, 2021 – September 27, 2021

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
Directed by Sean Dooley
November 11, 2021 – November 14, 2021

Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright
Directed by Sean Dooley
February 16, 2022 – February 20, 2022

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Kaarin S. Johnston
April 1-3 and 7-9, 2022

2020-21

Frankenstein, a Radio Play by Philip Grecian
Directed by Sean Dooley
SBH Theater, Saint John’s University, Fall of 2020

Leveling Up by Deborah Zoe
Directed by Sean Dooley
Gorecki Theater, College of Saint Benedict, Spring 2021

Spinning Into Butter by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Gorecki Theater, College of Saint Benedict, Fall 2020

Talking with…  by Jane Martin
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Gorecki Theater, College of Saint Benedict, Spring 2021

Where We Are: A Feast of Fierce and Fabulous Dances 
Choreography by David DeBlieck and CSB and SJU Students
Gorecki Family Theater, Spring 2021

2019-20

The Lesson and The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Colman Theater, College of Saint Benedict, February 2020

Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Sean Dooley
Colman Theater, College of Saint Benedict, October 2019

The Secret Worlds of Women by CSB Students
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, November 2019

2018-19

Bus Stop by William Inge
Directed by Sean Dooley
Colman Theater, College of Saint Benedict, October 2018

The Tempest by William Shakespeare’s last play
Directed by Kaarin S. Johnston
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, November 2018

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Sean Dooley
Colman Theater, College of St. Benedict, February 2019

All Shook Up a Musical by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Kaarin S. Johnston
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, April 2019

Dancing between Earth and Sky
Directed by David DeBlieck
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, May 2019

2017-18

Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Colman Theater, College of Saint Benedict October 19-24, 2017

Next to Normal
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Sean Dooley
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict
November 9-12 & 16-18, 2017

Black Satire: One-acts from the Black Arts Movement
Contribution by Ted Shine
Day of Absence
by Douglas Turner Ward
Directed by Lou Ballamy
Colman Black Box Theater, College of Saint Benedict
February 22-27, 2018

Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel
Directed by Sean Dooley
Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict
April 5-8 and 12-14, 2018

2016-17

The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
Directed by Sean Dooley
Colman Theater, College of St. Benedict
October 13-16 and 20-22, 2016

The Bacchae by Euripides
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Gorecki Theater, College of St. Benedict
November 10-13 and 17-19, 2016

Fools by Neil Simon
Directed by Sean Dooley
Colman Theater, College of St. Benedict
February 23-28, 2017

Stop Kiss by Diana Son
Directed by Kaarin Johnston
Gorecki Theater, College of St. Benedict
March 30-April 2 and April 6-8, 2017

Kinespheric Encounters: A Dance Concert
Choreographed by David DeBlieck
Colman Theater, College of St. Benedict
May 4-6, 2017

2011-2016
2010 - 2006
2005 - 2001
2000 - 1996
1995 - 1991
1990 - 1986
1985 - 1981
1980-1976
  • Killing Game - Sp '78
  • Death of a Salesman- F '77
  • The Sea - F '77
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - 1977
  • Chamber Music - 1976
  • End Game - 1976
  • The Lesson - 1976
  • Blood Wedding - Sp '76
1975-1970
1960s
1960-1956
1955-1951
1940s
1920s and 1930s
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Amelia Cheever
Chair, Theater Department
320-363-5785

Marie Reszel
Department Coordinator
320-363-5036