FALL 2013

Life & Literature Series

M. Heather Carver, Artistic Director
Directed by Joy Powell

Now in its 11th year, the Life & Literature Performance Series is an annual production featuring original and adapted student works including personal narrative, poetry, short story, performance ethnography and more!

Free & Open to the Public

Corner Playhouse
September 12 - 15

Spring Awakening

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by James M. Miller

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical
Twelve young people make their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening. A celebration of rebellion, Spring Awakening explores the journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Mature themes and language. May not be suitable for children.

Rhynsburger Theatre
October 9 - 13

The Summer in Gossensass

by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Barbara Salvadori-Heritage

An homage to Ibsen, and a celebration of the two American actresses responsible for the first London production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Overcoming terrible translations and the tragic miscasting of the Prince's mistress, these two women do what they must to come to grips with the unlikely Hedda and to bring her to life on the stage.

Corner Playhouse
October 24 - 26
October 31 - November 3

Fifth of July

by Lanford Wilson
Directed by David Crespy

A sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri is the locus of lost hopes and forgotten dreams in this profound, moving and sharply funny play. From one of the most celebrated writers in the American theatre, Missouri native Lanford Wilson.

Rhynsburger Theatre
November 14 - 17
November 19 - 21


Mizzou New Play Series

David Crespy, Producing Director

Take a walk on the wild side with seven days of risky new plays. Performed as concert readings, the Mizzou New Play Series presents exciting, award-winning new work fresh from the Missouri Playwrights Workshop.

Tickets only $5!

Corner Playhouse
February 3 - 9

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Cheryl Black

Helena loves Demetrius. Demetrius loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. And Titania loves an Ass. Over the course of one magical, moonlit night, Shakespeare's comic fantasy brings together star-crossed lovers, feuding fairies, magic, music, myth, and a band of bumbling "rude mechanicals" to lampoon our mortal obsession with "true love."

Rhynsburger Theatre
February 20 - 22
February 27 - March 2

The Blue Light and Other Stories

adapted by Paul Sills
Directed by Cat Gleason

The creator of Story Theater, the original director of Second City, and one of the giants of improvisational theater, Paul Sills has assembled in this collection of an eclectic mix of folk and fairy tales told for contemporary audiences of all ages. This collection of stories playfully explores the paired ideas of reward and retribution.

Corner Playhouse
March 13 - 16
March 18 - 20


by Michael Weller
Directed by Suzanne Burgoyne

A serious comedy about College, Sex, Viet Nam, and Hamburgers -- set in 1965/66. With goofy wit, the play portrays "the painful ways," as Weller says, in which kids graduating from college "face their very uncertain futures" in a world that, like a lonely desert, conceals menacing patches of quicksand.

Rhynsburger Theatre
April 24 - 26
May 1 - 4

Box Office


The Box Office will open to the public on June 10th (Tuesday) at 11:00am

Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm and one hour before curtain for all performances

Ticket Prices

General Public
Rhynsburger Theatre $12

Rhynsburger Theatre $10

Mizzou New Play Series $5

All other Corner Playhouse $8

Senior Citizen rates are available for all patrons aged 60+.


  • 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: http://theatremissouri.tix.com

By clicking the link above you are leaving theatre.missouri.edu and transactions will be securely handled by tix.com.

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.

Season Tickets

Build Your Own Season:
Buy tickets to Three (3) different productions and get $2 off each ticket.
This discount is available online, in person or by phone. If purchased online, confirm the discount before completing the order. We cannot offer refunds. The Build Your Own Season discount cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Life & Literature Series and Mizzou New Play Series are excluded from this offer.

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

Brochures for the 2013-2014 Season will be sent out before Labor Day.

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