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VCSU Theatre presents at least four shows each academic year, providing opportunities for our students in performance, design, and management. Students in all fields of study take part in our productions, regardless of major/minor. Residents of Valley City and the surrounding community support VCSU Theatre events and benefit from a full season of live theatre. VCSU Theatre produces comedies, dramas, classics, and original scripts in two busy venues.

Please call the VCSU Theatre Box Office at 701-845-7320 if you would like a brochure mailed to you.

Theatre Minor

Our Theatre Curriculum prepares graduates with the skills needed for work in the profession, further study in graduate school, and success in any field that requires confidence, motivation, independence, and presentational skills. Course work is supplemented with department activities in plays, films, internet performance, radio, solo performance, voice acting, and design. Graduates are prepared with a solid education that provides the means to support themselves and the skills they'll need to pursue their dreams!
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VCSU Theatre Audiences responded and made it clear that they want more comedy! We've packed our new season full of laughs!

After a quick 24 Hour Theatre kick-off, the season opens with a fast-paced British farce. VCSU Theatre will ease into the North Dakota Winter by hosting four days of laughter with headliner Bengt Washburn, the VCSU Improv Club, an exclusive feature film screening, and comic events. Romance will blossom in fits of laughter during Valentine's Week, when VCSU Theatre presents one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies: Much Ado about Nothing in Vangstad Auditorium. VCSU students will close the season with the popular Student Director Showcase in May.

Season Tickets include admission to the main stage productions, Run for Your Wife and Much Ado about Nothing, and a 50% discount on all additional theatre activities.

24-Hour Theatre Extravaganza - Vangstad Auditorium

24-Hour Theatre Extravaganza - Vangstad Auditorium
  • August 28 7:30 pm - actor/writer/director sign-in
  • August 29: 7:30 pm - showtime!
FREE admission!!
A "high wire performance", this production will be written, cast, and rehearsed in 24 hours! What can you do in a day?!
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RUN FOR YOUR WIFE By Ray Cooney October 14 and 15 7:30 pm Oct 16 2:00 pm matinee and 7:30 pm Theatre 320 in McFarland You'll laugh non-stop - with a British accent! A London Cabbie juggles two lives and two wives when a good deed goes awry. VCSU opens the season at high speed with this fast-paced comedy.
Happy Mary,John and Barbara in taxiAnna and BurkeZack and Nate
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Camp Comedy

November 1-4

Times and locations for all events will be posted.

Headliner Bengt Washburn comes to VCSU from Germany to entertain and lead writing workshops for performers. Performances and workshops will take place in various venues on the VCSU campus. Please email Jenni Lou Russi at for more information.
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By William Shakespeare
February 17 and 18 7:30 pm
February 19 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Vangstad Auditorium

Witty banter, love, and a touching story told by a talented cast. Join us for the comedy, and love us for the experience. Shakespeare's words come to life on the Vangstad stage with one of your favorite comedies!

High School Matinee Dress Rehearsal on February 15th. Please email the director, Jenni Lou Russi, for more information.
At the tombStrike Up, Pipers!You Like Me!
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Student Director One-Act Showcase

May 5-7 7:30 pm

Theatre 320 in McFarland

Join the VCSU community as we celebrate the work of our students. These student-led productions are popular and always entertaining!


Please call the VSCU Theatre Box Office to reserve your season tickets! Or, if you wish, you can reserve single seats for any of our shows. Call 701-845-7320. Box Office hours depend on student schedules, so please leave a detailed message if no one is available when you call.


Auditions for Run for Your Wife will be on August 31 at 7PM (call-backs September 2 at 7PM).

Auditions for Much Ado about Nothing will be on October 27 at 7PM (call-backs October 28 at 7PM).

Auditions are open to the public. Current VCSU students will be given first consideration for all roles.

For more information about auditions, please email


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Invite us to your high school for a workshop! Interactive Theatre Workshops are available. Please call our box office at 701-845-7320.
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For more information about our Theatre classes and student opportunities click here.