Theatre Current Production Season

Theatre Current Production Season

2016-2017 Season

University Theatre, UW-Superior

'Doctor Faustus'

by Christopher Marlowe

When Dr. Faustus becomes dissatisfied with his studies of medicine, law, logic and theology, he decides to turn to the dangerous practice of magic. An evil experiment with magical incantations summons Mephistopheles in the form of the devil. The doctor sends Mephistopheles back to hell with the condition that if he is given 24 years of absolute power, he will sell his soul to Lucifer. What will happen to the good Dr. Faustus?

Performances: Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.

Location: Manion Theatre, located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, UW-Superior

Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (55+) and non-UW-Superior students; $2 for UW-Superior students; and $5 for youth (under 18) and groups of 10 or more.

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, and reservations can be made at (715) 394-8380.

'Children of the Holocaust'

Please join us for this dramatic profile of children who survived the Holocaust.

Student Matinee: Feb. 22 and 23
Performances: Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.

Location: Manion Theatre, located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, UW-Superior

Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (55+) and non-UW-Superior students; $2 for UW-Superior students; and $5 for youth (under 18) and groups of 10 or more.

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, and reservations can be made at (715) 394-8380.

The Man Who Planted Trees

"The Man Who Planted Trees" is an ecologically inspired tale of a French shepherd who sets out to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland acorn by acorn. It is an uplifting and unforgettable story that shows the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. It is a play for children, but reaches an audience of all ages. 

The play was performed at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland for the past three summers. The national touring production from Puppet State Theatre will perform three shows at UW-Superior's Manion Theatre. Watch audience reviews in this short video from Puppet State Theatre!

Two daytime matinees will be given to local school children, and one evening performance will be open to the public. A reception will immediately follow the performance.

Tickets:

  • adults - $10
  • students with valid ID - $8
  • children under 12 - $5

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, Manion Theatre

 

This production is made possible through the cooperation with the UW-Superior Foundation Touring Theatre Project Fund.

UW-Superior University Theatre wishes to thank the following contributors for helping bring “The Man Who Planted Trees” to Superior:

Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration in Duluth and Leonore Baeumler Steven and Kathleen Bass

Liz Blue

Philip and Cheryl Burley

Douglas County Parks and Recreation 

Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation

Barb and Steve Erickson

Linda Graskey 

Joseph and Diana Kongevick

Rita Kotter

Liz and Todd Larson 

Louise J. Manion

Brian and Sue Matuszak

Barry C. K. Moravek

Ann E. Nonymous

Peter and Deb Nordgren

Megan Platner

Stewart A. Platner

Douglas A. Ronning

Don Scribner

Similar Dogs 

Superior Council for the Arts 

Superior-Douglas County Arts Fund 

Superior Rotary Club 40 

Larry Szymanowski

UW-Superior Marketing and Communications

Kevin and Jo-Ann Wurz

Special thanks to UW-Superior Chancellor, Renée Wachter, Vice Chancellor of University Advancement, Jeanne Thompson and Development Officer, Jason Young.

'Crimes of the Heart'

By Beth Henley

After Babe shoots her abusive husband, her sisters Meg and Lenny reunite with her in their small Mississippi hometown. The sister's dysfunctional upbringing brings about past resentments as each is forced to deal with past decisions. 

Performances: April. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.; April. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Location: Experimental Theatre, located in the Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, UW-Superior

Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (55+) and non-UW-Superior students; $2 for UW-Superior students; and $5 for youth (under 18) and groups of 10 or more.

Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center, and reservations can be made at (715) 394-8380.

Other Twin Ports area Theatre Productions

Northland Theatre Source

University Theatre at UW-Superior, Rubber Chicken Theater, Twin Ports Stage, CSS Theatre, Wise Fool Shakespeare Theatre, Superior High School and Sterling Silver Dance Studio are working together to create a local theater website (Northland Theatre Source).

This website will post auditions, schedules of productions and open technical positions available at our theaters. Likewise, we will post each other's information on our respective websites. 

Box Office Information

The box office is located in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. To check the box office hours or make a reservation please call the box office at (715) 394-8380. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Department of Communicating Arts at (715) 394-8369.