MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

These Shining Lives

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

Performed in the Deborah K. Anderson Studio Theatre in BDA 101. The show runs October 3rd - 6th

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Kiss Me Kate

Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare.

Performed in the Dorethe and Clay Tucker Theatre. The show runs October 24th - 27th

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Everybody

This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.

Performed in the Deborah K. Anderson Studio Theatre in BDA 101. The show runs November 7th - 10th & 13th - 15th

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A Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin

Pre-sale tickets for MTSU Students, Faculty, and Staff have sold out.

More tickets will become available September 23rd, at 8am.

Dr. Temple Grandin is a noted animal expert and advocate for autistic populations. Diagnosed with autism as a child, she went on to persue work in pyschology and animal science. Dr. Grandin is a leading advocate for autistic communities and provides consultation on the humane treatment of animals. In 2010, HBO released a film entitled Temple Grandin, starring actress Claire Danes. The movie received 15 Emmy Award nominations and won five, including the Emmy for outstanding made for television movie. Dr. Grandin has penned the books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human. This event is sponsored by the following MTSU Organizations: School of Agriculture, Department of Elementary and Special Education, MTeach Program, Distinguished Lecture Committee, and Collegiate FFA. 

MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Fall Dance Concert

A collection of dance pieces choreographed by Faculty, Guest Artists and Students

Performed in the Dorethe and Clay Theatre The show runs November 21st - 23rd

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding?

Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another

Performed in the Deborah K. Anderson Studio Theatre. The show runs January 30th - February 2nd

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Six Degrees of Seperation

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, claiming he knows their son at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence and his fascinating conversation (and the possibility of appearing in a new Sidney Poitier movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. But in the morning they discover him in bed with a young male hustler from the streets, and the picture begins to change. After kicking him out, Ouisa and Flan discover that friends of theirs have had a similar run-in with the brash con artist. Intrigued, they turn detective and piece together the connections that gave Paul access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory and his lies begin to catch up with him. As the final events of the play unfold Ouisa suddenly finds herself caring for Paul, feeling that he gave them far more than he took and that her once idyllic life was not what it seemed to be.

Performed in the Dorethe and Clay Tucker Theatre. The show runs February 20th - 23rd

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.

Performed in the Dorethe and Clay Tucker Theatre. The show runs April 2nd - 5th

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MTSU Theatre and Dance Presents:

Spring Dance Concert

A collection of dance pieces choreographed by Faculty, Guest Artists and Students

Performed in the Dorethe and Clay Theatre The show runs April 16th - 18th

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For more information please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance Box Office at (615) 494-8810 Or email Alan.Puglisi@mtsu.edu


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