Minnesota Centennial Showboat in 1958
This season is the last for the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, a summertime mainstay for more than half a century. Faculty and students have produced and performed 19th century melodramas on the 220-seat Showboat since 1958, but the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance determined that it’s time to move away from that format in favor of other opportunities for students. Additionally, the 15-year agreement between the U and the City of St. Paul for docking it will end on September 30. The Showboat will close its run July 7 through August 27 with Under the Gaslight, the same play performed in its inaugural season. Tickets at showboat.umn.edu.