Forum is Martin Luther College’s theatre organization. Forum consists of a student executive board, faculty advisor, and all the students in each staff, cast, and crew who dedicate their time, talents, and love of theatre to make it all happen.
November 3-4, 7:30 PM; November 5, 2:00 PM (Martin Luther College Auditorium)
This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain you. Be sure to join us for this delightful musical comedy—Hello, Dolly!
For more information call (507) 233-9114.
Tickets go on sale for the public starting Wednesday, October 4. Reserved seating ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students (K-college)/seniors (65+) if ordered online (link coming soon!) ahead of time here at mlc-wels.edu/forum, or $12 for adults and $10 for students (K-college)/seniors (65+) if purchased at the door.
The Bard and the Bros on a Budget
December 8-9, 7:30 PM; December 10, 2:00 PM (Martin Luther College Auditorium)
Join us for a pair of one-act plays featuring stories by the Bard of Avon and the Grimm Brothers!
In “Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” by Don Zolidis, two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil’s Grandmother. Then, stick around for a hilarious take on Shakespeare’s famous Scottish play! In “Mmmbeth” by Allison Williams, everything goes wrong. The witches take over the storytelling, Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die, Lady M is a bloodthirsty June Cleaver, and the murderers are preoccupied with creating a commercial for their services. Definitely do not pass up the chance to see The Bard and the Bros on a Budget!
Tickets ($5 for all attendees) will be sold at the door only, beginning 30 minutes before each show time.
The Importance of Being Earnest
February 23-24, 7:30 PM; February 25, 2:00 PM (Martin Luther College Auditorium)
Oscar Wilde’s classic comedic play is about two men, Jack and Algernon, who create fictitious personas in order to escape their mundane lives. Jack pretends to be Earnest in the city, while Algernon pretends to be Jack’s brother, Earnest, in the country. The two men find love with two women, Gwendolen and Cecily, as they juggle their double lives. However, when the truth comes out, their relationships are put to the test in a series of unexpected twists and turns. The Importance of Being Earnest explores themes of identity, love, and social norms—a satirical comedy you won’t want to miss!
Tickets ($8 adults, $6 students/seniors) will be sold at the door only, beginning 30 minutes before each show time.
Alice in Wonderland
May 4, 3:00 & 7:00 PM (Martin Luther College Auditorium)
In this endearing version of Lewis Carroll’s memorable story, Alice is cautioned by the White Rabbit to take good care of the Queen’s tarts, which are to be served shortly at the croquet match. While Alice’s back is turned, the tarts are stolen. Alice, realizing that the White Rabbit will lose his head if the tarts are not discovered in time, goes in search of the thief. Her quest leads her through a maze of incredible and suspenseful adventures, climaxed by a trial scene in which the thief is discovered. Reimagine your experience of Wonderland in Madge Miller’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland!
Tickets are $3 for all attendees and will be sold at the door only, beginning 30 minutes before each show time.
School performances take place during the day on May 2-3. If your school or homeschool group is interested in attending, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about seating availability.