Season 2007

All My Sons

by Arthur Miller.
July 5th-7th More…

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde.
July 19-22nd More…

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig.
August 16-18th More…

UNCO Archive

While it has not been visible on campus for several years, UNCO is in fact a Carleton tradition dating back several decades. Beginning the 1960's, a group of Carleton students, as well as a handful of Northfield residents, founded a touring company, performing plays confronting race and civil rights in the Chicago area over the summer.

After several years, the company relocated to its roots in Northfield, and took on a summer-stock format, with performances in the Arena Theater. The company members would secure accommodations in town, and perform four full-length shows for members of the Carleton community on campus over the summer, as well as the City of Northfield. For the first couple of summers, the company existed without college support - hence the organization's name.

Eventually, the College recognized the considerable public relations value of supporting UNCO, and for several decades has granted the company and its members the free use of a college owned house. The Dean of the College's Office had also funded a stipend for the shop advisor, required to be a college employee for liability reasons. In recent years, the company has included students from St. Olaf College, and has been a steady source of entertainment in Northfield, as well as a valuable creative outlet for the theater communities of both campuses.

Past Shows

WASP
by Steve Martin
Directed by Noah Warren

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Justin Strickler

The Miser
by Moliere
Directed by Brian Kennedy

An Inspector Calls
by J.R. Priestley
Directed by Max Stewart

What the Butler Saw
by Joe Orton
Directed by Gary Gissleman

The Dining Room
by A.R. Guerney
Directed by Kate Kennedy