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The Don Larew Collection

This exhibit presents but a taste of the 100+ productions in which Don Larew, professor emeritus of theatre arts, has been involved at NDSU from fall 1969 to February 2001. Unless otherwise noted, the plays were Little Country Theatre productions.

These slides are taken from The Don Larew Theatrical Productions Scenic and Costume Design collection, University Archives, North Dakota State University.

Don Larew, emeritus professor of theatre arts, earned his B.S. in Applied Arts, interior design emphasis, from Iowa State University in 1963. In 1969, he completed his MFA in dramatic arts with a scenic design and technical direction emphasis from the University of Iowa and joined NDSU as an instructor that same year. Professor Larew was appointed assistant professor in 1971, received tenure in 1974, named associate professor in 1978 and professor in 1986. During his time at NDSU, professor Larew served as theatre arts coordinator, director of theatre, technical director of little country theatre, scenic designer/ technical director of the North Dakota Repertory Theatre, as well as the scenic and costume designer/technical director of NDSU’s Prairie Stage Theatre Company.

He received the American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Award for his scenic design and painting for Helen of Troy in 1991 and again in 1999 for his scenic design of “Something’s Afoot.” The NDSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences awarded him the Outstanding Research/ Creative Award in 1992. He retired in May of 2009 after 40 years of service to NDSU.

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

4 photos

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

4 photos

Antigone '70

Antigone '70

2 photos

Lion in Winter

Lion in Winter

4 photos

Dark of the Moon

Dark of the Moon

4 photos

George M!

George M!

2 photos

USA

USA

1 photo

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

4 photos

The Birds

The Birds

4 photos

Carnival

Carnival

1 photo

Tom Jones

Tom Jones

3 photos

As You Like It

As You Like It

3 photos

The Grass Harp

The Grass Harp

2 photos

I Do! I Do!

I Do! I Do!

4 photos

Two by Two

Two by Two

4 photos

1776

1776

4 photos

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

4 photos

The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

1 photo

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

2 photos

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

4 photos

Pygmalion

Pygmalion

3 photos

A Hatful of Rain

A Hatful of Rain

4 photos

Equus

Equus

4 photos

The Amorous Flea

The Amorous Flea

4 photos

My Three Angels

My Three Angels

4 photos

Deathtrap

Deathtrap

4 photos

Gypsy

Gypsy

4 photos

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

4 photos

Theatre Is...

Theatre Is...

4 photos

King Lear

King Lear

4 photos

Private Lives

Private Lives

4 photos

Dracula

Dracula

4 photos

I Do, I Do

I Do, I Do

4 photos

Really Rosie

Really Rosie

4 photos

Amadeus

Amadeus

4 photos

Bus Stop

Bus Stop

4 photos

The Rivals

The Rivals

4 photos

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

4 photos

Biloxi Blue

Biloxi Blue

4 photos

Quilters

Quilters

4 photos

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

4 photos

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

4 photos

The Music Man

The Music Man

4 photos

Fortunbras

Fortunbras

4 photos

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

4 photos

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

4 photos

Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

4 photos

Mr. Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln

4 photos

West Side Story

West Side Story

4 photos