The Department of Theatre intends to renovate and improve the courtyard located between the Kresge Art Center and the Auditorium Building to construct a stage and raised seating area for Summer Circle Theatre, which will provide a much needed permanent space for student actors, designers, and technicians to present their creative work. In addition, this outdoor theatre venue will host performance-events for the entire community.
The Friends of Theatre at MSU have committed to raise $100,000 in effort to support the Summer Circle Theatre Courtyard project!
In 2014 Summer Circle Theatre will celebrate its 54th Season!
With your help Summer Circle Theatre will have a Permanent Home!!!
Here are some concept design renderings:
View from the Northeast
View from the Southeast
By Brandon Thomas
Directed by Rob Roznowski
When Jack’s Aunt doesn’t show up to impress his young lady friend, he enlists his friend to impersonate his absent family member. This great comedic chestnut is fun for all! ALL AGES
June 5-8, 2013 8:00 PM
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Kirill Sheynerman
A young governess takes over the care of a mysterious household filled with family secrets. This thriller is a creepy adaptation of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw.” AGES 13 AND UP
June 12-June 15, 2013 8:00 PM
in rep with:
LITTLE BROTHER: LITTLE SISTER
By David Campton
Directed by Andrew Head
This dark and disturbing play examines the complicated relationship of family members forced apart by their meddling and overbearing guardian. AGES 13 AND UP
June 12-June 15, 2013 following The Turn of the Screw
Book by Sybille Pearson
Score by Richard Maltby and David Shire
Directed by Lynn Lammers
A musical about three couples each about to have an addition to their family. This heart-warming musical traces their various journeys to parenthood. This infectious score in combination with the touching book will make for an evening of family fun. APPROPRIATE FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS WHERE BABIES COME FROM
June 19– Jun 22 8:00 PM
STOP COPYING ME!
By Dionne O’Dell
Directed by Dionne O’Dell
An original show for children explores the imaginative world of 8 year old Lucy, who struggles with the perils of moving to a new state, the fears of being an oddball and the joy of making friends. ALL AGES
June 7, 8 , 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2013 6:00 PM
By Rob Roznowski
Directed by Rob Roznowski
Comfort Food examines the intersection of food and history in a play created from the extensive historical cookbook collection in the archives of the MSU Library. ALL AGES
June 21 & 22, 10:00 PM
The MSU Campus is undergoing major construction this summer. Please check http://construction.msu.edu/index.cfm/detours/ to see what roads are closed. Due to the auditorium renovation please enter Summer Circle near THE ROCK on Farm Lane (near the main entrance of the Auditorium Building.)
For over fifty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the banks of the beautiful Red Cedar River on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre offers the community a unique opportunity to enjoy quality theatre produced by faculty and students of the Department of Theatre in a relaxed, informal setting, rain or shine. Bleacher seating is available, but bring your blankets and picnics early for an enjoyable evening before the play.
Bring your picnic and enjoy our “Family Dymanics” on the Banks of the Red Cedar River. Come early for the best seating. Be the first person to arrive on any show date and receive a free season pass to the 2013-14 Department of Theatre’s productions!
Summer Circle is easily reached via either the Collingwood entrance to MSU off Grand River or Auditorium Rd. off Bogue Street. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Auditorium Building. The stage is behind the Auditorium on the lawn by the Red Cedar.
FREE Summer Circle Theatre remains dependent on donations from loyal patrons to maintain the quantity and quality of its town and gown productions.
Please consider becoming a Friend of Theatre at MSU. 542 Auditorium Road #113 East Lansing, MI 48824 (517) 355-6690. Thank You!