A simmering sister reunion. Dancing cats. Mistaken identities.
This is a peek of what’s to come during the fall production season of Missouri State University’s department of theatre and dance.
“Crimes of the Heart”
Old resentments simmer and passions bubble up in the Magrath family kitchen in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, where three sisters have reunited for the first time in five years to care for their ailing grandfather. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for drama, this southern gothic comedy makes the women’s journeys of self-discovery both touching and hilarious.
A clan of cats, each with a distinct personality, gather to decide who will ascend to a new life. Based on T.S. Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this Tony Award-winning show combines music, dance, acrobatics and costumes to tell a story of humor and compassion.
“The Comedy of Errors”
Two sets of twins, accidentally separated at birth, find themselves in the same town. Confusion and chaos quickly ensue. First produced in 1594, “The Comedy of Errors” continues to entertain with slapstick humor and witty wordplay.