Theatre NDSU Presents: The Ugly Duckling

May 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Theatre NDSU and Plains Art Museum for the premiere of “The Ugly Duckling”, an original, interactive play for audiences age 18 months to four years. Following the 30-minute play, toddlers and their family can enjoy story time and go on an animal safari in the Plains Art Museum galleries.

“The Ugly Duckling” will be held at the Plains Art Museum on Saturday, May 12. Shows will be presented at 10:00 am & 11:00 am, with a pre-show art project led by the Plains Art Museum beginning 20 minutes prior to each performance.

“The Ugly Duckling” is an original adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson Classic. Journey with the ugly duckling as she searches for her tribe. Will she fit in with the wiggly ducks, or the hip geese, or the dancing cat? Maybe not, but she will sure learn a lot on the way.

Tickets are $5 and are available through the NDSU Box Office at (701) 231.7969 or online at

Events Calendar

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Other Exhibitions

Mike Marth

June 21, 2018 - October 07, 2018
This is Not a Still Life

This is Not a Still Life explores the multiple dimensions of Moorhead (MN)-based artist Mike Marth’s artwork and its remarkable evolution. Exhibiting a mastery of materials, Marth’s work is often formal in nature, emphasizing its inherent qualities of form, style, symbolism, and texture.

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June 07, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Belonging to the Land 

Flatlander: Belonging to The Land is a series by artist John Hitchcock that views and comments on the Great Plains as the epicenter for Plains tribal culture. In the series, Hitchcock utilizes drawing and printmaking processes to convey and layer thoughts about removal, displacement, and belonging.

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John Hitchcock: Protectors

June 07, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Protectors, a screenprint installation by artist John Hitchcock, uses multiple screenprinted images of bison skulls mounted on a background of Naugahyde pelts. The pelt forms suggest landmasses, and each element connects to the environment through form, placement, and symbol.

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Lakota Emergence

May 31, 2018 - September 01, 2018

Curated by Dr. Craig Howe from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) in Martin, South Dakota, Lakota Emergence focuses entirely on the Lakota emergence narrative as recorded in “How the Lakota Came Upon the World,” published in 1917. The place of Lakota emergence is centered at Wind Cave in what is now known as the Black Hills in South Dakota.

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Now You See Me . . .

May 24, 2018 - March 23, 2019
Reflections on Portraits and Abstractions from the Collection

If one looks closely and listens carefully, works of art can ask important questions that elicit understanding of our world. For example, what societal factors influence how an artist depicts another person?

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