Theatre Events

Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to announce our 2018 – 2019 production season! To keep up to date with the latest news about auditions, productions, and ticketing information, follow us on our Facebook page!

Gruesome Playground Injuries

ScreenShot20180813at12.51.09PM.pngBy Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Amber Bernhardt
December 6th – 8th at 7:30 PM; December 9th at 2:30 PM.
Auditions for Gruesome Playground Injuries will be held Monday, October 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium. Invited callbacks will be held Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in Schafer Hall, room 23A. To sign up for an audition slot, click here.  For more information about “Gruesome Playground Injuries” auditions, visit the GPI audition Facebook event
Bismarck State College Theatre proudly presents Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries. "A blood-spattered twig of a play," writes the New York Times; a moving, irresistible, and unforgettable two-hander. 

A love story written in scars that tells the story of two people, Doug and Kayleen, over thirty years -- who seem to only find each other at the worst and hardest times of their lives, Gruesome Playground Injuries is a tender and unforgiving reminder that love hurts -- and sometimes, that's the point. 
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Heathers: The Musical

ScreenShot20180813at12.51.36PM.pngBy Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Directed by Dr. Danny Devlin
April 3rd – 6th at 7:30 PM. April 7th at 2:30 PM.

Auditions for Heathers: The Musical will be held Monday, January 28th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Sidney J Lee Auditorium. Vocal callbacks will be held Tuesday, January 29th. Dance callbacks will be held Wednesday, January 30th. To sign up for an audition slot, please click here.  For more information on Heathers: The Musical auditions, please visit the Heathers: The Musical auditions Facebook event
Bismarck State College Theatre is proud to present Heathers: The Musical! Based off the cult classic 80's film, Heathers, this musical adaptation by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), is a dark, riotous, and unforgettable comedy about the living hell that is the American high school. Cleverly adapted with unforgettable and catchy songs, Heathers: The Musical is going to be the theatrical event of the year in Bismarck/Mandan!
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Short Play Festival 2019

May 1st and 2nd at 3:30 and 7:30 PM.
Bismarck State College Theatre and the BSC Drama Club, in collaboration with the Humanities North Dakota, as part of the HumanitiesND year-long "Game Changer Ideas Festival,” and with the North Dakota Council on the Arts, is pleased to present the Short Play Festival 2019, an annual part of the BSC ArtsQuest programming.
For the first time ever, the Short Play Festival is the result of a national ten-minute play competition being operated through Bismarck State College, along the HumanitiesND Game Changer Idea Festival 2019 theme “What Happened to the American Dream?”
Over 300 brand new ten-minute plays were submitted for consideration from all over the country and were whittled down to the best of the best by a team of BSC students, faculty, staff, and community members. BSC directing students then read and selected play from the remaining pool of scripts to cast, rehearse, and perform.
The Short Play Festival 2019 is sure to be a thought-provoking, challenging, moving, and edgy night of theatre for everyone!
Admission is free, and seating is extremely limited. For more information about the Short Play Festival 2019, please visit the Facebook event

Ticketing Information

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

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