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FEATURES

KIM AND DONNA

The year-long transformation of the College Center is complete! In its place, the $4.2 million Brunner Theatre Center. Kim Brunner ‘71 and Donna Huber Brunner provided the lead gift of $1 million for the theatre center—formerly the College Center’s second-floor cafeteria and third-floor meeting space. The theatre center boasts three performance spaces: the 260-seat Brunner Main Stage on the second floor; the flexible 80-seat Heidi Honkamp Myhre Black Box on the third floor; and the Anderson Outdoor Pavilion performance area. The main stage (shown here) is two stories high with seating on three sides. The renovation also includes an expanded costume shop, dressing room area and lobby. A larger scene-construction shop will make it possible to more easily design and build multi-level sets, resulting in a wider range of plays and musicals and more opportunities for students on stage and behind the scenes. For the first time, Augustana will present a spring opera, in addition to the musical “Titanic.”

AUGUSTANA MAGAZINE | FALL 2016

Just for the record: the college’s Bookstore and Snack Bar remain open on the lower level of the Brunner Theatre Center.

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Augustana 2016 fall magazine (6)  
Augustana 2016 fall magazine (6)  
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