by George Farquhar, directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne
A rollicking Restoration Comedy, George Farquhar’s The Beaux’ Strategem (1707) follows two rascally and charming fortune-hunters who don disguises to woo wealthy women, then find themselves lured by real love. As revised by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig, this updated classic romps through bedrooms, bar rooms, hospital rooms, and sword fights on its way to a happy ending.
April 16-18, 23-26
Artistic Director Dr. David Crespy
Be in the front row as our talented playwrights spin tales of daring, drama, and desperate desire! Each spring brings a festival of exciting new plays to the MU stage, developed during MU’s nationally recognized Missouri Playwrights Workshop, which has received over 50 awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
April 29-May 2
By Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Cat Gleason
The Brewster home is one of the best in Brooklyn – just don’t rent a room. In this 1940s classic black comedy, poor Mortimer Brewster has his hands full dealing with his aunts who have twelve bodies in the basement, “Teddy Roosevelt” his delusional brother, and the local beat cops. Add another trouble making brother and a fiancée and Mortimer may not make it though the night.
June 25th - July 5th
By Christopher Durang
Directed by David Crespy
Vanya and Sonia have never left their childhood Bucks County home. A surprise visit from their Hollywood actress sister, Masha, and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, sends their world spinning. Add to that a wacky, prophesizing Cassandra, Snow White, a dwarf or two, and welcome to the intoxicating lunacy of Christopher Durang’s loony Chekhovian comedy.
July 17 – 26
June 12th and July 10th
Directed by David Crespy
In this madcap original series, Mizzou actors, directors, and playwrights read, rehearse and stage a performance in less than 8 hours. Can they do it? Without losing lines, props, costume pieces, and their minds?! This year, we feature two new comedies: on June 12th, David Crespy’s The Incredible Theatre Majors of Wretched Grace, which follows the adventures of the Theatre Majors, struggling NYC actors by day, superheroes by night. And on July 10th, The Broken Middle Matzah by Brad Babendir, a romantic comedy about a Passover Seder gone haywire when ex-spouses cover up their divorce from their nosy parents (watch out for flying matzah!).
June 12 and July 10
Corner Playhouse - Only $5
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 2:00-5:00 pm and one hour before curtain for all performances
General Public $12
Mizzou New Play Series $5
Senior Citizen rates are available for all patrons aged 60+.
Two Complementary tickets per show for retired MU Faculty and Staff. Requires MU ID and signature at Box Office.
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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 Ticket $75
Reserve seats for all of the great performances in this year’s line up! A Season Ticket includes all plays and one play of your choice from the New Play Series.
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.
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