Viking Theatre Company
2018-2019: Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory (Friday, February 22-23, 2019)
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
2019-2020: La Tempestad. The Tempest. By William Shakespeare, adapted by Rebecca Bean. (March 13-14, 2020)
Williams Shakespeare’s comedy about betrayal, the magic arts, and revenge is transferred to the Caribbean in an original adaptation with a bilingual script, being performed at Amundsen for the first time! Over a decade ago, Próspero was Duke of San Juan. Being of a bookish disposition, he withdrew more and more into his studies, leaving the management of his state to his brother. Eventually, Próspero and his baby daughter Miranda were put to sea in a rotten boat and landed on a distant island once ruled by the witch Sycorax but now inhabited only by her son, Calibán, and Ariel, a spirit.
2021-2022: All Together Now! from MTI (November 12-13, 2021)
MTI announced the total revenue collectively raised by theatres across the globe from MTI's All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. MTI, the world's leading theatrical licensing agency, provided schools and theatre organizations with an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI's beloved shows…all free-of-charge, thanks to the generosity of the authors who created the incredible hit songs in the revue. Over 2,000 theatres in all 50 states and over 31 countries performed this exclusive musical revue designed as a fundraiser during the weekend of November 12 -15, 2021.
2021-2022: Around the World in 80 Days by Mark Brown (April 1-2, 2022)
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.
2022-2023: 12 Angry Jurors adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. Based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose (November 11-12, 2022)
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.
2022-2023: Chicago: Teen Edition by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, John Kander, Maurine Dallas Watkins (April 26-27, 2023)
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.