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.