The UND Department of Theatre Arts opens its 2019-20 season Tuesday, Oct. 1, with “Grace,” a tragicomedy that explores human assumptions about God, goodness and faith.

The play, directed by Brett Olson, instructor of performance at UND, will be staged in the Burtness Lab Theatre at 7:30 p.m. nightly through Saturday, Oct. 5.

The play tells the tale of a Christian entrepreneur who moves with his wife to Florida to realize his dream of opening a string of “Gospel hotels.” Most of the story’s elements are framed as a flashback to an explosive ending.

New, more convenient parking, with spots reserved for patrons on show nights, “just steps from the front door,” is available near the theater, said Brad Reissig, associate professor and associate chairman of the department.

Other productions slated for this season are the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney Todd,” Nov. 14-16 and 21-23; “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7; and “She Kills Monsters,” April 21-25.

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Patrons may order individual show tickets, season-ticket packages, and other special packages, Reissig said.

Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Burtness Theatre box office, or by calling (701) 777-2587. On the website, click on “Performance Tickets” on the left. The box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays for two weeks before each show opening.

Tickets will be available on smartphones, printed at home, or picked up at the box office.

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