2013-14 Production Season

 

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Midwestern State University Theatre dedicates this theatre season

to Don "Capt." Henschel and Dr. Ronald Fischli.

 


The Diary of Anne Frank

Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; adapted by Wendy Kesselman

From 1942 to 1944, 13-year-old Anne Frank lives with her sister, her parents, another family, and a family friend in a tiny attic hiding space. In spite of her horrific circumstances, Anne bravely recounts her day-to-day life in a journal in which she reminds us that, even in the darkest of times, "people are really good at heart."


Production Times and Dates:
Thursday - Saturday, October 10-12: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 13: 2:30 p.m. Matinee

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre


Wiley and the Hairy Man

Suzan Zeder

Set deep within the mysterious swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man tells the magical story of a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman Mammy, his faithful Hounddog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams! Through rhythm and rhyme, a Chorus creates the mystery and magic of the swamp. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources to conquer two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.


Production Times and Dates:
Thursday - Friday, November 21-22: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23: 11 a.m., 2:30 pm., and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 24: 2:30 p.m. Matinee

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre


God of Carnage

Yasmina Reza

A children's playground altercation brings four upwardly mobile parents together in this contemporary comedy. Accusations are rendered, alliances are made and broken, and hilarity ensues as the four adults spiral into childish animosity. As civility crumbles, we realize how we all sometimes resort to childlike behavior in times of great distress.


Production Times and Dates:
Thursday - Saturday, March 13-15: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 16: 2:30 p.m. Matinee

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center Theatre


FRIDAY NIGHT TALKBACKS


We invite audience members to stay after each of our Friday night performances of The Diary of Anne Frank, Wiley and the Hairy Man, and God of Carnage to engage in a discussion with the director, actors, designers, and technicians about any aspect of the production.


Student Directed One-Act Play Festival

TBA

Production Times and Dates:
Friday & Saturday April 4 and 5: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday April 11 and 12: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday April 25 and 26: 7:30 p.m.

Friday & Saturday May 2 and 3: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bea Wood Studio Theatre


General admission to student-produced one-acts is $5 for all patrons. Only season ticketholders and/or members of the President's Excellence Club receive free admission to this festival.


 BOX OFFICE & TICKET INFORMATION

The Box Office will be open 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. starting two weeks before each production's opening night; exact starting dates for ticket sales will be posted on this page as they become available. Tickets are not reserved in advance for the one-acts. Seating and tickets for the one-acts will be first come, first serve.


Ticket prices are as follows:


General Admission - $10.00

Reduced (military personnel, senior citizens 55 or older, and pre-college students) - $8.00

Groups of 10 or more - $5.00 a person, plus 2 complimentary tickets

FREE for MSU students, faculty, and staff with I.D.

 

For more information, season tickets, and group rates, please call the Publicity Office at (940) 397-4399.

For tickets, please call the Box Office at (940) 397-4393.

 
If the box office staff is unavailable, and you require immediate assistance,
please call (940) 397-4670.

 


 MSU Theatre Production-Company Mission

The mission of the Midwestern State University Theatre is to advance the study and presentation of live theatre, with an emphasis on creative process.  In the classroom, on the stage, or behind the scenes, we will do our best to bring credit to our art form and to enlighten ourselves and those we entertain.  To succeed, we must reject the gratification of ego and embrace unselfish cooperation, for ours is a collaborative art form.  We must also take risks by allowing theatre to open our minds or disturb our audiences when such risks can promote a more tolerant, inclusive society.

 

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Friday Night Talkbacks
We invite audience members to stay after each of our Friday night performances of The Diary of Anne Frank, Wiley and the Hairy Man, and God of Carnage to engage in a discussion with the director, actors, designers, and technicians about any aspect of the production.