Fall 2015

The Life and Literature in Performance Series

FREE, first come basis

Artistic Director, Heather Carver, directed by Jon Drtina

The 13th annual Life and Literature Performance Series features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. Come see an evening full of stunning solo performances, poetic and ethnographic works, and an original award-winning one-act play. FREE, first come, first seated, doors 7pm.

7:30 pm: September 16-19  
2:00 pm: September 20
Corner Playhouse

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Kevin Brown

“Never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” A beautifully tragic tale of love at first sight, Romeo and Juliet secretly wed despite the sworn contempt their families hold for each other. A chain of fateful events changes both families forever. Critic Roger Ebert says, “The love between Romeo and Juliet [is] of that naive and hopeless intensity only those in love for the very first time can comprehend.”

Romeo and Juliet is part of the Concert Series. Tickets are:
Adult $19, Staff/Faculty $14, Youth $9, MU Student $9

7:30 pm: October 2-3
2:00 pm: October 4
Missouri Theatre for tickets and performance, 203 S. 9th St.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Chris Oliver

A musical rock concert that tells the tale of the rise and fall of a transgendered East German rock star. The show originated off-Broadway in 1998, and is currently playing to great acclaim on Broadway in a Tony Award-winning production; Hedwig has been portrayed by such stars such as Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, Taye Diggs, and Darren Criss. Bring an open mind and we’ll take a walk on the wild side!

7:30 pm: October 22-24 and 29-31
10:30 pm: October 23-24 and 30-31
2:00 pm: November 1
Corner Playhouse

Want’s Unwisht Work

by Kirk Wood Bromley

Directed by David Crespy

A gloriously madcap verse comedy by an off-off-Broadway playwright, the play is a rollicking post-modern, gender-switched, parody of the Bard’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, written entirely in Shakespearesque verse. Four women start a think tank of feminist studies in 1990s Athens, Georgia, with no men allowed–and of course, they gallop in anyway! Hilarity, hijinks, and an explosion of dangerously deranged doggerel ensues.

7:30 pm: November 11-14  
2:00 pm November 15
Rhynsburger Theatre

Box Office


Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 2:00-5:00 pm and one hour before curtain for all performances

Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby 2p-5p Mon-Fri
and one hour before performance
(573) 882-PLAY (7529)


Missouri Theater, 203 S. Ninth St. 9a-5p Mon-Fri
(573) 882-3781

Ticket Prices

All Tickets $12

Group discounts available, please call.

Mizzou New Play Series and Comedies in Concert tickets at the door, on first come basis $5 Doors at 7:00 pm.

Life and Literature Series FREE

Two Complementary tickets per show for retired MU Faculty and Staff. Requires MU ID and signature at Box Office.


  • Paid ticket orders received within one week of the performance date will be held at the box office.
  • Tickets may be exchanged on a space available basis.
  • All Sales Are Final. NO REFUNDS.
  • Exchanges are limited by our ticket exchange policy, available at the Box Office.
  • No children under the age of five will be admitted.
  • Cameras and all other recording devices are prohhibted in the theatre during performances.

How to Order

There are several convenient ways to purchase tickets for an MU Theatre production.

ONLINE: Please follow the links below to purchase tickets online.

BY PHONE: Phone purchases can be made with payment by Visa/Mastercard/Discover Card. Call (573) 882-PLAY. (NOTE: If you receive the answering machine during regular box office hours, our workers are assisting other customers. Please, leave your name, phone number, the show you wish to attend and the number of tickets you will need. A box office employee will return your call at the first available opportunity.)

BY MAIL: Mail your ticket request to Rhynsburger Theatre, 129 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211.

IN PERSON: THE MU THEATRE BOX OFFICE is located in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby in the Fine Arts Building on the MU campus located at the southwest corner of Hitt Street & University Avenue. We have a 15-minute parking space for ticket buyers on the west side of the Rhynsburger Theatre. Call the Box Office at (573) 882-PLAY to verify opening hours and days.

Curtain Times

All weekday and Saturday performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 7:30 P.M .

All Sunday performances, unless otherwise noted, are at 2 P.M.

Request a Brochure

If you would like a brochure, please contact us to request a copy:
MUTheatreUpdate@missouri.edu or
(573) 882-2021
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