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Four friends gather for a holiday at a mountain getaway where unforeseen events bring them to the brink of the end of the world. (M) Bud Walton Theatre
A Thai Shadow Puppet Play
We offer something unusual for the Thailand Semester. The actors are flat puppets whose silhouettes are cast upon a screen lit from behind. The invisible operators provide the voices. Traditionally, the plays were based on the Ramakien (the Thai version of the Ramayana) and popular folk-tales. Our company will present stories from Phra Abhai Mani, an epic tale of magic and adventure, by Sunthorn Phu, who is esteemed in Thailand as 'The Poet of the People.' (G) Bud Walton Theatre
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. This tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story. (CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center
To mark Missouri Southern's 75th anniversary, Southern Theatre will present a revival of the first play produced at Joplin Junior College. The story deals with a middle class American family in which there are two grown daughters and a society bound mother to complicate matters for the hard-working father. The turbulent romances of the daughters, the social aspirations of 'Mom', and the final rebellion of the hen-pecked father provide the theme for the mad-cap comedy. Please note that in addition to the dates in February, there will be a gala encore performance of The Patsy on April 26, 2013.
(G) Bud Walton Theatre
A new adaptation of Charles Perrault's classic fairy tale about how a very clever cat in boots and his penniless master set out on an adventure to befriend a generous king, win the heart of a beautiful pet-loving princess, and steal an
estate from an evil transforming ogre. This original imaginative production of sword-wielding magic, furry puppets, animals dancing, and acoustical guitar music is fun for all ages.
(CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center
Our student directors take center stage with this eclectic program of student-written and directed short plays
(M) Bud Walton Theatre