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02.28.2010 | | Posted at 12:37 PM

Scattered Elements of Acacias THE SECRET GARDEN

By Russ Bickerstaff
The work of Acacia Theatre Company can sometimes come across a bit uneven. There are a lot of elements that go into a fully-staged piece of theatre. The texture of a typical Acacia show ends up being a wide-ranging mix of qualities that can sometimes feel a bit discordant and disorienting. The best of Acacia�s work ends up being a balance of various levels of qulity with something remarkable in t...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Company Founder Opens One-Man, 20-Character Show

By Russ Bickerstaff
It’s been almost thirty years since Alan Atwood founded Acacia Theatre. Atwood returns to Acacia’s stage after an absence of over 20 years to star in Lawrence G. Enscoe’s Traveling Light. Originally staged in the early ‘90’s, Traveling Light isn’t so not a modern re-telling of the New Testament book of Mark so much as it is an attempt to draw its characters into a contemporary se...
09.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Acacia Theatre recently announced auditions for its Christmas musical The Gifts of the Magi. Set in contemporary-ish New York, the Mark St. Germain/ Randu Courts musical is based on classic stories by O. Henry. The musical is relatively small, requiring only 2 women and 4 men. Auditions for the musical will be held by appointment only at Church In The City on 2648 N. Hackett. on Saturday, October...
02.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
On Tuesday March 10th, from 6pm – 9:30pm, Acacia Theatre Company will be holding auditions for The Great Divorce. The Acacia Theatre Company will be staging a production of a play based on the C.S. Lewis novel of the same name. Something of a more contemporary treatment of Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Great Divorce was a trip through hell, purgatory, heaven and salvation in a simple, easy to swa...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Theater Review

On Friday night Acacia Theatre opened its production of Pride and Prejudice at Concordia University’s Todd Wehr Auditorium. Judging by the audience’s enthusiastic exclamations they were unreservedly appreciative of any opportunity to watch Jane Austen’s romantic comedy unfold. Had they been a more punishing group of dyed-in-the-wool Austen fanatics they would undoubtedly have found some fault in this production, adapted for the stage by Jon Jory and directed by Bradley Winkler. One would be that the novel has been considerably abridged to fit into its two and a half hour running time. It’s an understandable measure, but one that at times results in a curious asymmetry. While certain scenes, like the dance . . .
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Theater Preview

Countless love affairs have been cut short by death, but when it happens to someone famous, the tragedy is bound to capture the public’s imagination. In his successful drama Shadowlands, William Nicholson details the doomed romance between author C.S. Lewis and poet Joy Davidman. Acacia Theatre, operating from the campus of Concordia University, presents its production of the play this week.