Previous Productions

2017

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.

2016

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Carrie Winship

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday. The problem is, Chloe can’t remember anything about that night. Provocative and stunningly current, Good Kids explores the public and unsettling aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Directed by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne
Rhynsburger Theatre

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer prize-winning Death of a Salesman is one of the great American plays of the 20th century. With emotional power, it explores the search of a man for his identity, the conflict of father versus son, and the distortion of the American dream into a quest for materialistic success. Alas, the fatal flaws Miller found in 20th century America still exist in the 21st. Part of the Missouri Theatre Concert Series.