Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to announce our 2019 - 2020 production season! To keep up to date with the latest news about auditions, productions, and ticketing information, follow us on our Facebook page!
4th Annual 24 Hour Play Festival
Presented by Bismarck State College Theatre
September 13th – 24th at 7:30 PM
Sidney J Lee Auditorium
Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to bring back, for the fourth year running, the 24 Hour Play Festival!
Participants will create and premier entirely brand new work of theatre in just twenty four hours -- from conceptualizing, to writing, to rehearsing, to performing in just one short day -- and then will premiere their brand new works before an audience at 7:30 on September 15th!
This is a totally unique opportunity to create new and/or to see some new theatre!
Participants gather September 14th at 7:30. Performances begin September 15th at 7:30 PM. We are always proud to welcome all of our friends from the Bismarck/Mandan community to participate! Admission is completely FREE!
She Kills Monsters
By Qui Nguyen
October 24th – 27th at 7:30 PM
October 28th at 2:30 PM
Sidney J Lee Auditorium
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home ate the death of her teenage sister Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons home-brew module, she stumbles into a journey of
discovery and action-packed adventure in the fantasy-world that was Tilly's refuge. A high-octane dramatic-comedy with homicidal faeries, amazing fight choreography, and 90's pop culture, She Kills Monsters is a loving and clever tribute to the warrior -- and the geek -- inside us all.
Auditions for She Kills Monsters are September 3rd at 6:00 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium. Actors should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues. Monologues will be provided for any actor who needs them. Auditions are always open to Bismarck/Mandan community members. To sign up for an audition time, please click here.
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Stage Fright: A Haunted Theatre Experience
Presented by the BSC Drama Club
October 31st – November 1st from 6:00 – 11:00 PM
Dread it. Run from it. Terror is inevitable.
The BSC Drama club proudly presents STAGE FRIGHT: A Haunted Theatre Experience, making it's return to the Bismarck-Mandan area!
Celebrate Halloween with the scariest and most terrifying haunted experience in the area. The BSC Drama Club is proud to present this event for the 10th year running. Stage Fright is conceived, created, and run entirely by BSC Drama Club members!
Take a terrifying tour of Schafer Hall, and the Sidney J Lee Auditorium as you've never seen it before!
Tickets are $5.00 at the door, cash only. Join us for Bismarck's spookiest event!
ALL proceeds directly benefit the BSC Drama Club's annual trip to the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival, Region V. More information is available at BSCTheatre.com
All in the Timing
By David Ives
December 12th – 14th at 7:30 PM
December 15th at 2:30 PM
Bismarck State College Theatre is pleased to present our winter production: a classic collection of six hilarious and irreverent one-acts, All in the Timing by David Ives!
Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award. This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately. "Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words." —The New York Times. "Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the 'play' back in playwright…A wondrous wordmaster." —Time Magazine. "An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives." —New York Magazine.
All in the Timing is directed by BSC alumna Erin Drevlow Weichel.
Auditions for All in the Timing are October 7th and 8th in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium. BSC Theatre is always proud to welcome all of our friends from the Bismarck/Mandan community to participate in auditions and performances at BSC.
Specific information for auditions is forthcoming.
Kiss Me Kate
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
April 1st – 4th at 7:30 PM
April 5th at 2:30 PM
Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to present our annual musical: a golden age classic, and perhaps Cole Porter’s greatest Broadway work ever… Kiss Me, Kate!
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “I Hate Men,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion)” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show.”
Auditions for Kiss Me Kate are January 14th from 6:00 – 10:00, with invited callbacks to follow. Actors should prepare a monologue and 32 bars of a song from a golden age musical. BSC Theatre is always proud to welcome all of our friends from the Bismarck/Mandan community to participate in auditions and performances at BSC.
To sign up for an audition time, click here.
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Short Play Festival 2020
Presented by Bismarck State College Theatre and the BSC Drama Club
May 6th – 7th at 3:30 & 7:30 PM
Sidney J Lee Auditorium
Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to bring the Short Play Festival back to the Sidney J Lee Auditorium stage. The Short Play Festival 2020 is Bismarck’s edgiest and most exciting theatre event, featuring ten-minute plays selected, cast, rehearsed, directed, and performed entirely by students and community members!
Admission to the Short Play Festival is part of ArtsQuest, and is always free.
Unless otherwise noted, tickets for all shows are $5.00 for BSC students with a valid ID at the Box Office, $10 for BSC Faculty and Staff, $12 for members of the public in advance, and $15 for members of the public at the door. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Campus Information Center in the Student Union during normal business hours, by calling 701-224-5677, or by visiting BSCtheatre.com
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