The season opens with the journey of a new play to the stage. Part of the Big Ten New Plays Initiative, Baltimore by Kirsten Greenidge explores the implications of a racially-charged incident in a college dormitory. This thought-provoking piece builds on the Department of Theatre’s recent involvement in Project 60/50.
Journey into the landscape of your fears as our students take over the Auditorium for the seventh annual Halloween extravaganza, Haunted Aud 2015.
For Tonight is a new musical that will be presented in a workshop presentation as part of the ImaGen program (a collaboration of with the FCU Wharton Center Institute for Arts and Creativity) that connects Broadway writers, directors and actors with MSU students.
Next stop: New York City! In the classic comedy-drama Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, we meet residents of the Footlights Club, a rooming-house for actresses. Join these young women as they laugh and cry together on their journey through Depression-Era New York.
Freshman Showcase takes us to China, as part of MSU’s year-long engagement with “The China Experience.” The Monkey King is an exciting devised piece based on the Ming Dynasty novel Journey to the West.
The December Project explores themes of postmodernist philosophy through bodies in space. This thought-provoking movement theatre piece is created and directed by Kellyn Uhl (choreographer of Hair).
Terence McNally’s And Away We Go offers a madcap journey through theatre history, with a troupe of actors romping across time through Ancient Greece and Elizabethan England, among other dramatic vistas.
Student dance organization Orchesis presents a dance concert that showcases various styles from guest choreographers.
Visit the world of English country homes and high society marriages with John Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Originally produced at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, this theatrical version of Jane Austen’s novel brings her beloved characters to life in a journey from page to stage.
Our season closes with Grease, a journey to the 1950s that offers a blend of nostalgia and social critique. Using the original, grittier script from 1971, this production will reinvent this musical favorite.