About MSU Theatre Productions

 

Each year, principles studied in the classroom are applied in a season of three or four major productions.  These plays offer performance, design, and technical opportunities for all majors - freshmen as well as upperclassmen.  They also give students diverse experiences with various writers and styles of production. 

Productions have included plays by such renowned writers as Shakespeare, Moliere, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, and Lillian Hellman, as well as original works and contemporary plays by Neil Simon, A. R. Gurney, Israel Horovitz, Larry Shue, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Margaret Edson, David Auburn, David Mamet, Martin McDonaugh, Brian Friel, Tony Kushner, Eve Ensler, and John Patrick Shanley.  In the spring, student-produced one-act plays afford additional cast and crew positions for students. Periodically the Departments of Theatre and Music join forces to present musicals. 

Moreover, the MSU Theatre regularly participates in American College Theatre Festivals, where it has won Critic's Choice and/or Directors' Choice Awards at both the state and regional levels.