Previous Productions

2018

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)

Life and Literature Series
Directed by Dr. Heather Carver
Corner Playhouse

Artistic Director, Dr. Heather Carver The 15th 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, original and even some classics with a twist. FREE, first come, first seated, doors at 7PM. 
 

Seussical

It’s Seussical the Musical! Based upon the magical works of Dr. Seuss, this story takes us along on a fantastic journey as Jojo and Horton the Elephant embark on a mission to protect the Whos of Whoville. On the way, they encounter a cast of zany and wonderful characters! A show for all generations, Seussical is a powerful tale of friendship, true love and the power of community.

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman
Directed by Prof. Cat Gleason
Rhynsburger Theatre

In the wake of the brutal murder of 21-year-old college student Matthew Shepard many people asked themselves how this could happen? Moises Kaufman and the members of the Techtronic Theatre Project chose to find answers to that question. They traveled six times to Laramie, Wyoming to conduct more than 200 interviews. The Laramie Project is the complex and compassionate answer to that question.

Chancellor’s Showcase A celebration of the arts at Mizzou
Missouri Theatre
Musical Revue
Directed by Chris Oliver with musical director Audra Sergel
Corner Playhouse

Are you ready for a dazzling evening of musical theatre performances? Our talented MU students will delight audiences with a variety of songs from Broadway and off-Broadway to Mizzou! Please join us for this exciting showcase of both your longtime favorites and new smash hits!

Julius Caesar
Directed by Devin Brain
Rhynsburger Theatre

presented by The Acting Company, New York City, founded by John Houseman

In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York’s acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley. Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.

X
Directed by Ian Belknap
Rhynsburger Theatre

presented by The Acting Company, New York City, founded by John Houseman

In times of political unrest, must a man die for the greater good of the nation? The assassinations of Rome’s great ruler of the Republic and the revolutionary leader Malcolm X share the stage when New York’s acclaimed The Acting Company pairs Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR with X, a compelling new play by lauded playwright Marcus Gardley. Presented in repertory, each featuring the same outstanding cast, these two gripping dramas examine two charismatic leaders who rise only to fall victim to rivalry, resentment and retribution.

The Mizzou New Play Series
Directed by Artistic Director, Dr. David Crespy
Corner Playhouse

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.

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