Adrienne Kennedy's remarkable plays

Adrienne Kennedy

Funny House of a Negro / A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White

By Adrienne Kennedy, Obie Award Lifetime Achievement winner and Theatre Hall of Fame inductee.

Directed by David Crespy

Two dazzlingly experimental, dreamlike plays, by one of America’s most adventurous playwrights, which explore the uncomfortable divide between black and white America through the eyes of a young African-American women in a gorgeous, furious burst of poetry, imagery, and sound.

7:30p Sept 25 - 28

2:00p Sept 29

Studio 4



MU Theatre information:


Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Tickets are $7 for Life and Literature Performance Series, Opera Scenes, Chancellor’s Arts Showcase, Mizzou New Play Series, Comedies in Concert



MU Theatre box office in the Rhynsburger Theatre lobby
from 2-5 pm, Mon. – Fri and one hour before show times.

Or by calling 573-882-PLAY (7529) and online at


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: $2 discount on tickets purchased one week or more ahead of show at box office. Early Bird discount is not available online or by phone. Group discounts available only at the Rhynsburger box office, please call (573) 882-PLAY (7529).


The Rhynsburger Theatre

505 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.945716, -92.325851


Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

672 Hitt St.

Columbia, MO 65211

38.943452, -92.325174

Funny House of a Negro / A Movie Star has to Star in Black and White