Category Archives: Theatre

Page Series: Nature

Friday | September 6 | 6:00pm
Saturday | September 7 | 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday | September 8 | 2:00pm
Yon’s Field at Saint Mary’s University

The 2019-20 season opens with Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. Grounded in the story of their friendship, this virtuosic production offers a perspective on their lives that is strikingly relevant, richly complex, and yet utterly simple. This original work was collaboratively created with writer/actor Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Nature is performed outdoors as a walking play. A professional ensemble of actors takes the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums, and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the script. Nature is an extraordinary, family-friendly experience that commingles story, spirit, and the outdoors.

Nature is an outdoor event, and audience members will move to different locations throughout the performance. Accommodations will be available for those with mobility or other limitations. Please call 507-457-1715 or email to ensure we are aware of your needs.

Tickets are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested prices are $15 for adults, and $8 for youth ages 17 and younger.

The Performance Center at Saint Mary’s University is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


Main reACTion – Third Space Performance

Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30pm June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6 Third Street (between Main & Lafayette) The public is invited to eight weekly 1-hour performances by Main ReACTion lead by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ (MCA) Theatre Instructor, Catherine Deysach. (No performance July 2.) Stroll downtown on Third Street and… Continue Reading

MCA Main reACTion Auditions (ages 8-13 years)

Sunday | May 19 | 6:00-8:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard (10th) Actors/Actresses ages 8-1 are invited to audition for an improv troupe performing weekly in various locations throughout Winona’s historic downtown during summer 2019. Weekly performances on Tuesdays: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 (+4 rehearsals, TBD).… Continue Reading

Mister James & Mister Jeff Correction

Please note: The time for the performance on Sunday is 1:00pm. Thursday | May 16 | 7:00pm Friday | May 17 | 7:00pm Saturday | May 18 | 7:00pm Sunday | May 19 | 1:00pm Masonic Theater | 251 Main St. What happens when two escaped slaves from the war-torn south find their separate… Continue Reading

Margaret Shaw Johnson to Speak at Laureate Writers Series

Tuesday | May 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House | 162 E 2nd St Playwright Margaret Shaw Johnson will present a “page to stage” talk about her upcoming play “Mister James & Mister Jeff” at the May Laureate Writers Series. Depending on rehearsal demands, her presentation may be followed by short readings from… Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: She Loves Me

Thursday | March 21 | 7:30pm Friday | March 22 | 7:30pm Saturday | March 23 | 7:30pm Sunday | March 24 | 3:00pm Page Theatre | Saint Mary’s University|saint-marys-theatre-and-dance-she-loves-me|5457 Book by Joe Masteroff Music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick Directed by Judy Myers Set in a European perfumery, shop clerks… Continue Reading