Previous Productions

2019

By various , Directed by Dr. Kevin Brown
Rhynsburger Theatre

A.L.I.C.E., directed by Dr. Kevin Brown

Theatre meets virtual reality in this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." This production explores Alice's journey as an allegory of "going down the rabbit hole" of technology, all the while staying true to the original story as a metaphor for growing up and finding one’s true self.

7:30 pm: Apr 18 - 20 and 25 – 27

2:00 pm: Apr 28

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Attention, please note: Strobe lights and rapidly moving images will be used in this production.

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

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

By various , Directed by Dr. David Crespy, Artistic Director
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

Mizzou New Play Series, Dr. David Crespy, Artistic Director 

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 at the Missouri Playwrights Workshop, part of MU’s nationally recognized Writing for Performance Program, recipient of the Gold Medallion from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Special performances in this year's Mizzou New Play Series include Dr. Crespy’s 2018 Fall Fulbright Project in Thessaloniki, Greece, City of Miracles and Wonders and Golgota by Shmuel Refael, directed by David Crespy, featuring performer Aaron Krawitz, discussion with MU scholar John Zemke and Dr. David Crespy on Ladino and Sephardic Jewish Culture, Fulbright Project 2018 in Greece.

7:30 pm: Apr 3 – 6       

2:00 pm: Apr 6 - 7

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

Tickets are $5 purchased at the door.

BOX OFFICE:

MNPS Tickets ARE NOT PRE-SOLD! All MNPS tickets will be $5.00 and are only available AT THE DOOR (Studio 4) of each performance beginning 1 hour before curtain.
We can accept cash, check, and student charge with a valid student ID for all MNPS tickets.
(For Comp Tickets needs please visit the box office during regular hours or contact Jabarbara Jennings, jenningsja@missouri.edu, by email for questions)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: Early Bird discounts are NOT available for this show.

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium 672 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65211

Each performance is a different play! First come, first seated.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30PM

The Wall by Al Dabiri, directed by David Crespy

All The Roses by Curt Wohleber, directed by Taylor Sklenar     

Uber* by Taylor Sklenar, directed by David Crespy                    

Fission* by Taylor Sklenar, directed by Lainie Vansant             

 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:30PM

City Of Miracles And Wonders by David Crespy, directed by Al Dabiri
Dr. Crespy’s 2018 Fall Fulbright Project in Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Friday, April 5, 2019 7:30PM

The Omnilvx Method* by Taylor Sklenar, directed by Cat Priamos

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00PM

Marvin by Lainie Vansant, directed by Kate Busselle

Petrified! by Kate Busselle, directed by Lainie Vansant

The White Bovina* by Blake Willoughby, directed by Al Dabiri

Driving With Dad by Zahria Moore, directed by Kaylin Jones

Almost Shakespearian by Megan Fair, directed by Kasey Lynch

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30PM

A Beautiful Death on 34th and 5th by Kaylin Jones, directed by Blake Willoughby

 

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00PM

Finished by Katrin Hunter, directed by Kasey Lynch                    

Missing Parts* by Taylor Sklenar, directed by Cat Priamos

I Was Just Gaming Around: Part 2 by Blake Willoughby, directed by Kate Busselle

Redemption* by Taylor Sklenar, directed by Kate Busselle

The Gender Reveal* by Kaylin Jones, directed by Blake Willoughby         

Hard-Bound Killer by Abby Land, directed by Katy Troha

Overqualified by Laine Vansant, directed by Katy Troha             

                        

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 7:30PM

Golgota by Shmuel Refael, directed by David Crespy, featuring performer Aaron Krawitz, discussion with MU scholar John Zemke and Dr. David Crespy on Ladino and Sephardic Jewish Culture, Fulbright Project 2018 in Greece.

*Denotes Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award-winning Script

By Samuel Beckett , Directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne

Beckett’s famous fable: A country road. A tree. Evening.  Two homeless tramps play games and perform vaudeville acts while waiting for the mysterious Godot to arrive and give their lives purpose.

7:30 pm: Mar 13 – 16

2:00 pm: Mar 17

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

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

By various , Directed by Dr. Claire Syler
Rhynsburger Theatre

The Every 28 Hours Plays, directed by Dr. Claire Syler,
part of MU Theatre's World Theatre Workshop

The Every 28 Hours Plays is a national performance project that takes its name from the shared and contested statistic that every twenty-eight hours a Black person is killed in the US by police or vigilante. Originally developed in St. Louis with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The One-Minute Play Festival, and in association with theatre makers from across the country, it features multiple short plays and a post-production talkback. Come join the conversation.

7:30 pm: Feb 20 – 23

2:00 pm: Feb 24

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

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 Every 28 Hours Plays are executive produced by CALLING UP. They were co-created and produced by Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and Dominic D’Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF), with participation from St. Louis artists and community members, as well as playwrights and guest artists throughout the nation. Originally created and produced in St. Louis, the project swelled into a coordinated series of readings and engagements all over the country, sponsored and presented by our partnering theatres. Written By: Aaron Jafferis, Aaron Posner, Aleshea Harris, Amina Henry, Anu Yadav, Ari Roth, Aurin Squire, Basmin Red Dear, Brian "Dyalekt" Kushner, Chelsea Gregory, Chisa Hutchinson, Claudia Alick, Colman Domingo, D'Lo, Darius Stubbs, David Henry Hwang, Dominique Morriseau, Elaine Romero, Emma Sherman-Goldman, Eric Coble, Florinda Bryant, Gisla Stringer, Grant Harris, Heidi Van, Idris Goodwin, Ike Holter, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Jake Margolin, Jerome Parker, Jim McManus, Joan Lipkin, Joe Wilson Jr., Jonathan Norton, Josh Wilder, Keith Josef Adkins, Kelley Weber, Kevin R Free, Kirsten Greenidge, Kristoffer Diaz, Larissa FastHorse, Leilani Chan, Lily Junker, Lisa Loomer, Liza Jesse Peterson, Lynn Nottage, Mariah L. Richardson, Marshal Jones III, Marty K. Casey, Matthew R. Kerns, Migdalia Cruz, Nambi Kelley, Nancy Bell, Neil LaBute, Nikkole Salter, Olivia Medina, Ova Saopeng, Paul Tully, Prince Gomolvilas, Psalmayene 24 (greg morrison), Rasheedat Bandejo, Rick G. Trumble, Robert Maesaka, Robert Schenkkan, Shishir Kurup, Shruti Purkayastha, Sigrid Gilmer, Stephen Peirick, Steven Maurice Page, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Stew, Syd Stewart, Tarrel McCraney, Zakiyyah Alexander. For more information on the original artists who created this body of work, please visit: www.every28hoursplays.org

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

2018

By Show-Me Opera , Directed by Christine Seitz
Rhynsburger Theatre

Show-Me Opera presents two evenings of Opera Scenes, directed by Christine Seitz

The World Premiere performances of “A Certain Madness” by MU student composer Hans Bridger Heruth.

Based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Certain Madness" sees Sherlock and Watson attempt to solve a murder with the help of an unlikely ally - a medium! The program will also include selected scenes from a wide range of operatic repertoire.

Tickets: $5 available at the MU Theatre Box Office; free to all MU Students with ID

7:30 pm: Nov 9 – 10

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the box office, free to all MU Students with ID.

 

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS: Early bird discount is not available for this event.

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

Fever/Dream
By Sheila Callaghan , Directed by Lainie Vansant
Rhynsburger Theatre

Fever/Dream by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Lainie Vansant

Segis is yanked out of his dismal corporate dungeon one day, only to discover that he is the heir to a major business empire. Join us for this quirky, magical, modern-day journey through Pedro Calderón de la Barca's Spanish golden age classic, Life is a Dream.

7:30 pm: Oct 31 - Nov 3

2:00 pm: Nov 4

Rhynsburger Theatre

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

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

By Jason Robert Brown , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Dr. Joy Powell

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand or turn around and go back. This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World.

7:30 pm: Oct 11- 13 and Oct 18 - 20

2:00 pm: Oct 14

Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium
 

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

 

BOX OFFICE:

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 theatre.missouri.edu

 

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

 

Here's an interview with the director: https://www.kopn.org/programs/speaking-of-the-arts/

 

By David Lindsey-Abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori , Directed by Dr. Joy Powell
Rhynsburger Theatre

Music by  Jeanine Tesori

Book and Lyrics  by David Lindsay-Abaire

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Shrek the Musical takes us on a journey with an unlikely hero who finds himself on a quest to regain his home from a cavalcade of fairy tale misfits. Along for the ride is a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. This funny and heartwarming fairy tale teaches us that curses are meant to be reversed, monsters can get the girl and princesses are beautiful in all shapes and sizes.     family friendly!

The Rimers of Eldritch
By Lanford Wilson , Directed by Dr. David Crespy
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Lanford Wilson, directed by Dr. David Crespy This haunting and lyrical Midwestern murder mystery, written by Missouri’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson, digs into the dark, decaying heart of American mid-western hypocrisy. The production celebrates the publication of “Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, & Poems,” published by University of Missouri Press, and featuring visits by Wilson’s Tony Award-winning director, Marshall W. Mason, and Tanya Berezin, artistic director of Circle Repertory Theatre.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

The Drowning Girls
By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic , Directed by Sarah Senff
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, directed by Sarah Senff.
Three women rise from watery graves to prosecute their murderer in this morbidly funny play. Based on the true story of one of England’s most notorious serial murderers, the audience becomes judge and jury in the trial, as violence against women then echoes to now. Shocking and delightful, it will take your breath away.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

The Green Duck Lounge
By Michelle Tyrene Johnson , Directed by Dr. Claire Syler
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Michelle Tyrene Johnson, directed by Dr. Claire Syler The Green Duck Lounge explores how the contemporary #BlackLivesMatter movement parallels the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s by focusing on the life of Leon Jordan, a Kansas City police officer, MO legislator, and civil rights activist. The play is a swift sixty-minutes with a first act set in 2015, a second act set forty years earlier, and a third act comprised of a post-play discussion.

Equity actor and artistic director of Kansas City’s Melting Pot Theatre, Harvey Williams, will be in residence at Mizzou during the month of February to perform the historical figure of Kansas City activist and politician, Leon Jordan, in The Green Duck Lounge

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

More information about the history of the play at: http://greenduckproject.com

Mizzou New Play Series
Directed by Dr. David Crespy
Studio 4, McKee Gymnasium, 672 Hitt St.

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. Tickets only $5, at the door. 

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

2017

Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3
By Suzan-Lori Parks , Directed by Dr. Cheryl Black
Rhynsburger Theatre

by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Dr. Cheryl Black A story from America’s past with profound contemporary relevance, this poetic, irreverent, blues and hip-hop infused riff on Homer’s Odyssey from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright follows a brave young slave named Hero who journeys with his master to the battlefields of America’s Civil War and returns a changed man in a changed world.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

By the Bog of Cats
By Marina Carr , Directed by Natalie McCabe Tartière
Corner Playhouse

by Marina Carr, directed by Natalie McCabe Tartière A haunting play by prominent Irish playwright Marina Carr that loosely adapts Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy Medea into a surreal modern tale fraught with murder, abandonment, and prophesies surrounding Irish Traveller Hester Swane. Set on the mystical site of a bog, ghosts of the past converge with spirits of the present and test the limits of a motherless mother’s undying love.

PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY OCT 6 IS SOLD OUT. 

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Directed by Dr. Cat Gleason
Rhynsburger Theatre

music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, book by John Gordon, directed by Dr. Cat Gleason For 50 years this musical has been delighting audiences all over the country, bringing to life Charles M. Schulz’s comic about a boy and his dog. The Peanuts gang brings us some of their most memorable and beloved moments – Lucy’s five-cent psychiatry, Snoopy’s flights of fancy, the kite eating tree, and much more.

Group discounts available. BOX OFFICE HOURS: Rhynsburger Theatre Lobby, 2p-5p, Mon-Fri  and one hour before performance (573) 882-PLAY (7529)

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