Innovative Immersive Theatre Performance Utilizes Full Space of MSU Auditorium
Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is offering a unique theatrical experience with the premiere of Thus With A Kiss I Die. The production examines intolerance between a multitude of social groups and diverges from traditional performance styles, as the audience will have the opportunity to intimately witness scenes in various locations of the MSU Auditorium building.
The journey begins in the Fairchild Theatre, at a small southern university’s 1958 production of Romeo & Juliet, where a progressive guest director from New York has controversially cast a white student as Juliet and a black student as Romeo. The play addresses numerous social issues of the past and examines their similarities and differences today.
The audience is encouraged to track one specific storyline, explore several rooms, follow a single character, or stay in one space and let the action come to them. Thus, each audience member’s experience will be unique. There will also be stationary areas for audience members with decreased mobility to sit and watch, should they need.
This endeavor was made possible by Lilly Fellows program funding and by collaboration with Third Rail Projects, an immersive theatre company in Brooklyn, New York.
Thus With A Kiss I Die runs Friday, February 16th through Sunday, February 25th at the Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium. For more performance information, please visit www.theatre.msu.edu
Please visit or contact Wharton Center for Performing Arts to purchase tickets.