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Theatre MSU » Upcoming Shows

2013-2014 Season

  • June 23, 2013 to May 1, 2014

Welcome to Theatre MSU's 2013-14 Season. We hope you enjoy Buy Tickets

Upcoming Shows

Open/Close The Pirates of Penzance

  • by Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Theatre: Mainstage (Musical Setup)

Theatre MSU will end its season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance. Theatre MSU is once again joining forces with The Music Department for this wacky, irreverent musical farce. This cast of characters is morally bound to the ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Come celebrate with the pirates, the Major General and his lovely daughters as we bring our 50th season to a close.


Past Shows

Open/Close Bloody Murder

  • by Ed Sala
  • Theatre: McComas Mainstage

Theatre MSU will open the 2013-2014 Season with an award winning murder mystery where Agatha Christie meets Pirandello as characters rebel against their author. Ed Sala’s Bloody Murder is an Appalachian Playwriting Festival and Theatre Resources Unlimited Playwriting Festival award winner. The cast of characters is the usual British murder mystery types who have been invited for a weekend gathering at the county estate of Lady Somerset. But this is not the formulaic, all too predictable mystery story but a diabolical twist of event where the playwright succeeds in messing with his audience’s mind. Join us for the fun in a night of “whodunit” as Theatre MSU celebrates the opening of its 50th season.

    • Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    • Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Open/Close Wiley and the Hairy Man

  • by Susan Zedler
  • Theatre: McComas Mainstage

Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mystery of the swamp. The magic of this play is not fairy dust, it is soil—the magic of survival, the magic of the earth and the mud of the swamp. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Appropriate for all ages.

    • Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Open/Close ... And the Rain Came to Mayfield

  • by Jason Milligan
  • Theatre: McComas Mainstage

This drama takes place in the fall of 1962 in a fictional town of Mayfield, Mississippi. In a small luncheonette/gas station just off of the state highway, we find the owner’s son Carl dreaming of going to college. His father, who is running for town mayor, does not support these aspirations and his mother is always caught in the middle of this ongoing battle. One afternoon, a young black man appears in the doorway seeking shelter as he waits for the bus to Jackson. The two young men discover they have similar dreams of independence. Carl’s father, however, reacts violently when he finds a black man in his establishment. It is now up to Carl to decide for the first time in his life to stand up to his Dad.

The Birmingham News stated that the play “promises to challenge your ideas about family, the South, civil rights, and growing up”.

The production is one of many activities presented as part of MSU’s Black History Month celebration.

Invited scholars will introduce each performance as well as participate in after show discussions in our theatre lobby for interested audiences.

This show contains adult language and themes.

    • Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    • Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 7:30 pm
The Pirates of Penzance

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Dr. E. Samuel Dudley (First Communication Department Head)
Announcement of Cunetto Scholarship
November 20, 2008

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